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Deschampsia (Tufted Hair Grass)
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Including Deschampsia varieties Goldgehänge, Schottland, Tardiflora, and Goldtau

Deschampsia

Tufted Hair Grass

Wispy seed heads stretch in airy fans above finely cut, deep green tufted foliage. By planting Deschampsia in drifts, with a dark or solid background, its delicate, hazy quality is put to best effect. Try this one waterside, in a woodland setting, or as an accent in the perennial bed. The 50 species in this genus are, or were, found primarily in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.


Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldgehänge’  full sun  partial shade  new plant
Golden Tufted Hair Grass

The bright golden veil of nodding straw-colored flowers surely inspired this Deschampsia’s cultivar name. Dense forest green tussocks anchor slightly pendulous stems dressed with fine textured, ethereal inflorescences that guarantee a glowing performance especially when massed and set against dark-leafed woodies like Parrotia persica.

Blooms July–October

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldgehänge’ (G-0038)
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Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’  full sun  partial shade  new plant

Defined by narrow arching deep green foliage, a winsome sturdy mound propels verdant stems, exploding into sheer sprays of distinctively hued, long lasting yellow-green flowers. The lithe inflorescences exhibit glowing bronze tones when mature and provide an enticing winter aspect plus lend exquisite accents to bouquets. Smaller and more compact than other Deschampsia cultivars, this versatile undemanding cool season grass develops a dense semievergreen habit that can be grouped along a pathway or sited among Echinops ‘Blue Glow’ and Phygelius ‘Peach Trombone’.

Blooms July-October

Size: 12"–2' 0" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ (G-0556)
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Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Schottland’  full sun  partial shade
Scottish Tufted Hair Grass
Deschampsia cespitosa Schottland

The silky, new light green flower heads of 'Schottland' invite a touch each time we pass by. One of the largest Deschampsias, this Scottish born selection spawns inflorescences that float nearly 3 ft. above a neat rounded clump of deep green foliage. Utilize as a specimen in a mixed border or in a more untamed arena.

Blooms July–December.

Size: 3' 0"–3-1/2' high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 4.


Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Schottland’ (G-0008)
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Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Tardiflora’  full sun  partial shade
Golden Tufted Hair Grass
Deschampsia cespitosa Tardiflora

This Karl Foerster innovation boasts small dreamy looking inflorescences, whose wide airy consortium sparkles in gold, silver and purplish shades. Topping abundant flowing panicles, they appear later than the species, mature to an amber color and linger most of the winter. Arching close-knit narrow blades, edged by in-rolled margins, compose the low growing emerald green tussock that makes a tidy verdant companion for Eryngium bourgatii and Aster asperulus.

Blooms July – December.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Tardiflora’ (G-0526)
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Deschampsia flexuosa  full sun  partial shade  new plant
Crinkled Hair Grass

Meandering across dry open wooded areas, slopes and grasslands in North America, Europe and Asia, this tightset semievergreen grass hosts a diminutive trim tussock of arching wire-thin deep green blades beneath wide frothy inflorescences. The minute purple and bronze flowers populate swaying diaphanous panicles, which mature to gold after the seed ripens and are prized by floral arrangers as well as cardinals, finches and snow buntings. Withstanding drought and shade, Crinkled Hair Grass is an attractive formidable candidate for well-drained woodland gardens, borders or the rockery.

Blooms July–October

Size: 2' 0"–2-1/2' high x 12"–18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Deschampsia flexuosa (G-0562)
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