Tufted Hairgrass

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Tufted Hairgrass Description

Tufted Hairgrass 

Tufted Hairgrass, or Deschampsia cespitosa, as it is known botanically, is an ornamental grass that grows well in part shade.

Tufted Hairgrass presents fine, hair-like, bluish-green blades that grow in clumps. At just 12 inches tall and wide, Tufted Hairgrass is a unique and wonderful addition to your natural home garden landscape. Tufted Hairgrass leaves are arranged alternately and appear in an elongated linear shape that tends to be clumped at the base of the plant, giving this plant its name. The tiny individual flowers appear in May and June and are grouped in spiked purple-tinged pairs scattered on open-branched terminal groupings above the leaves. Tufted Hargrass is the plant also an excellent choice for container gardens, adding season-long texture and color. You can also plant Tufted Hairgrass en masse as a low-maintenance, high-impact groundcover.

Tufted hairgrass care and maintenance

Tufted Hairgrass grows best in organically rich, moist, well-drained soil and part shade. Tufted Hairgrass prefers partial shade with at least 4 hours of bright sunlight per day and will not flower in full shade. Plant your Tufted Hairgrass in spring, then water deeply. Deep watering deeply is essential every week or two during

this plant’s first growing season. Blanket soil around new Tufted Hairgrass plants with a 2-inch-thick layer of mulch to prevent moisture evaporation. Tufted Hairgrass blooms in airy flower clusters in late summer that emerge in shades of gold, silver, purple, and green. The flowers then turn yellowish-tan as seeds ripen, giving a textural contribution to the garden through the winter.


You can cut back your Tufted Hairgrass In early spring to 3 inches above the soil. In colder regions, your Tufted Hairgrass plants will die back, so no trimming will be needed. New Tufted Hairgrass plants will emerge in spring. Tufted Hairgrass is used as forage and habitats for small grazing animals and birds. This plant is also useful in reducing soil erosion and reclaiming overgrazed or disturbed natural sites. As an ornamental plant, Tufted Hairgrass provides variant color and texture to your home garden landscape.


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Reviews (4)

  • 4
    Tufted Hairgrass

    Posted by Margie L on Jun 07, 2022

    Makes a gardener proud when beautiful plants arrive. I was very happy

  • 5
    Tufted Hairgrass

    Posted by Paul Lowe on Jun 07, 2022

    I'm a regular customer because I landscape on the side and they definitely have great items

  • 5
    Tufted Hairgrass

    Posted by Alissa Brimes on Jun 07, 2022

    Such beautiful grasses and plants. I want to order everything lol

  • 5
    Tufted Hairgrass

    Posted by J Crawford on Jun 07, 2022

    Purchased from here for years always happy


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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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