Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

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Buy Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' tufted hair grass (syn. Golden Dew): Feathery grass for sun or shade
<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> dry to moist, neutral to acid soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average to fast-growing<li><b>Flowering period:</b> June to August<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>A mound-forming, evergreen grass that’s particularly versatile, as it thrives in both sun and light shade and the flowers persist well into autumn. Silvery, reddish-brown flower spikes appear from early to late summer above dense mounds of slender, arching, mid-green leaves. The feathery inflorescences of this elegant, ornamental grass mature to a soft golden yellow and shimmer like a golden cloud as it catches the light. Compact and easy-to-grow, it looks gorgeous spot-planted among perennials, in groups towards the front of a border, or in a rock garden<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.</li></ul>

  • 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
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A mound-forming, evergreen grass that’s particularly versatile, as it thrives in both sun and light shade and the flowers persist well into autumn. Silvery, reddish-brown flower spikes appear from early to late summer above dense mounds of slender, arching, mid-green leaves. The feathery inflorescences of this elegant, ornamental grass mature to a soft golden yellow and shimmer like a golden cloud as it catches the light. Compact and easy-to-grow, it looks gorgeous spot-planted among perennials, in groups towards the front of a border, or in a rock garden

  • Garden care:
  • 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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"The finest textured seed head of all: this feathery grass wears a golden tawny shimmer by July and it’s the front of border grass for midsummer"

Lovely grass

5

A fabulous grass, airy, light. Used st the edge of a grasses bed as very tactile

Wend

Gloucestershire

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Deschampsia cespitosa'Goldtau'

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I planted my Descampsia last Autumn (9 months ago) in a fairly sunny spot, but it has just sat there and not put on any new growth. Any ideas? many thanks

Docmon

Hello, If the plant looks healthy then I would not be too concerned as sometimes the plant will focus its energies into producing roots rather than top growth. This can be frustrating, but in the long term it is no bad thing. Just keep on feeding and watering it and eventually you will see some growth on top.

helen

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

pauline webster

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

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