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Deschampsia flexuosa (Hair Grass, Deschampsia)

Type Grass, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Deschampsia flexuosa Description

The Tufted hair grass forms slightly weeping loose tussocks. Tufted foliage is bright green and is followed by clouds of hazy purple tinted flowers in spring. Ideal in drifts at front of informal shady border. Also good in a container.


Deschampsia flexuosa - Cultivation Notes

Tufted hair grass prefers a neutral to acid soil in to part shade or sun, making it ideal low growing plantings for woodland shade areas or dappled shade. Avoid planting in dry soils or overly wet heavy clays, preferring a humus rich damp / wet soil type. 15cm tall x 20cm.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Deschampsia flexuosa:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Deschampsia flexuosa

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Deschampsia flexuosa:

  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
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