Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

tufted hair grass

5 litre pot £19.99 £7.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: reliably moist, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Flower colour: silvery but turning to biscuit shades
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Forming dense evergreen clumps of slender foliage, this low-growing grass produces sprays of flowerspikes, which emerge above the foliage in early summer. They emerge with a delightful silvery sheen before maturing to gold. A wonderful partner to summer flowering perennials, its whispy habit, which catches the breeze easily, helps create movement in the border.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded flower-heads in late winter before new growth appears. If the foliage has also started to look tatty at that time of the year, then this too can be cut back hard. In warm areas the plant has a tendency to self-seed freely. Where this is the case remove unwanted seedlings as part of routine border maintenance.

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Macedonian scabious

Crimson, pincushion-like flowers

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Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'

yarrow

An unusual lilac, yarrow

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

black-eyed susan

Large golden-yellow flowerheads

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  • Q:

    Can I give my Descampshia and Stipa grasses a hair-cut?!

    Hello I recently bought Deschampsia cespitosa and Stipa tenuissima from yourselves. Can you tell me if it's right to give the grasses their hair-cut now? Many thanks
    Asked on 8/28/2009 by pauline webster

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    • A:

      Hello There, Grasses are usually cut back in the autumn to neaten them up, however they can be left until spring if you prefer to keep their winter silhouettes. It won't affect their growth at all though as they are coming into their dormant period now, so will put on loads of new growth in spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 9/1/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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