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Deschampsia cespitosa

Tufted Hairgrass, Tussock Grass

Community: Riparian

Brief Description

Highly decorative grass boasts airy summer plumes.

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  • Light-Catching Seedheads
  • Tolerates Part-Shade
  • Fall Interest
  • Versatile Accent Plant

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Plant Description and Details

Dense tufts of fine, hair-like grass blades send up straw-colored seed stalks with eye-catching delicate heads in mid-summer. Adds a soft texture to landscaped and naturalized areas.

Common Names Tufted Hairgrass, Tussock Grass
Community Riparian
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Mountain meadow and bogs, throughout western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Various
Placement Poorly drained or wet areas, accent for broadleaved perennials, in naturalized grassy areas.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 24 in.
Group Spacing 16-36 in.
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Mow to 3" when seed heads become unsightly.
Wildlife Notes Browse, bird habitat.
Plants Symbol DECE
Family Name Poaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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