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Deschampsia cespitosa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hairgrass, Tussock Grass,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Dense, Tufting, Upright

A perennial tufting ornamental grass that is native to many continents including Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, where it occurs naturally in Tasmania and southern Victoria. It has a dense, erect, tufting habit with narrow tough green leaves. In Summer attractive feathery flowers of silvery purple appear on arching stems. Gets to approx 1-1.5m tall x .5-1m wide

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Embankment, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low, Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High