Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass



Deschampsia cespitosa, or Tufted Hair Grass, is a cool-season perennial grass that forms dense clumps of upright hair-like foliage. It is semi-evergreen in mild winters.

Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass has beautiful clouds of panicle flowers from July to September, which shimmer in tones of gold, silver, purple, and green.

Many gardeners choose to leave its seed heads throughout winter, as they provide winter interest and food for small birds. It should be cut back before spring to make room for new growth.

Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass is one of the few ornamental grasses that will thrive in part shade. It is excellent for woodland gardens, naturalized areas, and moist soil near ponds and streams.


  • Common Names: Tufted Hair Grass
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
  • Height at Maturity: 36 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 24 inches
  • Bloom Color: Multi-Colored
  • Bloom Time: Summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Juglone.
  • Other Features:

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
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    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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