Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland'
- Scottish Tufted Hair Grass
This robust hair grass is like 'Bronzeschleier' in size,
but is quite different in form. 'Schottland' is vertical
in form and has good separation between foliage and flowers.
When using 'Schottland' as a specimen, it will stand out more if placed
in a sea of green. When used around other plants, it will have more
impact in large numbers.
Description: cool season/semi-evergreen; clump forming
Foliage is medium green; narrow blade width; 80-100 cm (32-40")
Flowers are yellow, vertical; 100-130 cm (40-52") tall;
Ideal conditions: full sun or light shade in moist fertile soil, but is happy with average soil; tolerates hot, dry conditions with ample water
Coldest zone: 3 (find your
zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Ligularia, Rudbeckia, Astilbe,
'Karl Foerster', Patrinia
Season of interest: May - October
Recommended spacing between plants: 45-90cm (18-36")
why such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once
every 2 weeks); further info
Native to: Deschampsia cespitosa is native to moist
habitats of the temperate zones of North America, Europe and Asia
Pronunciation: Deschampsia (deh-SHAMP-see-ah) cespitosa
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