Deschampsia cespitosa

tufted hair grass

2 litre pot
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A tussock grass for a cool position changing from dark-green spikes in spring to a light-green froth of luminous airy awns

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: dry to moist, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Flower colour: bright silvery yellow
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The neat, densly tufted evergreen foliage makes this a perfect grass for the wildflower meadow. Dainty silver-tinted, purple spikelets appear like clouds in summer and provide a real feature well into the autumn. These are easy and reliable plants that will tolerate some shade.

  • 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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    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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