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Deschampsia cespitosa - Tufted Hairgrass (Plant)

Deschampsia cespitosa - Tufted Hairgrass (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameDeschampsia cespitosa
Common NameTufted Hairgrass
Plant TypeGrass/Grass-Like
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Part Sun,
Water RequirementModerate
Soil TypeAny
Flower ColorNone
Flowering MonthsJuly, August
Evergreen/DeciduousWinter deciduous/dormant
Height by Width2ft. x 2ft.
Specialty Features
  • Songbirds
  • Erosion Control
  • Parkways
  • Container Plant
  • Butterflies/Moths


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