Deschampsia cespitosa Goldtau (Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass)

Thin, arching, medium green grass blades form a dense, low cluster, from which wide, tiny, airy flowers sprout when summer arrives, chartreuse in summer and turning bronze with age. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar

Violet blue bell shaped flowers sit on dark green foliage of serrated leaves to form a cushion-shaped mound.

Blooms late spring to early summer
0.5 ft tall x 0.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts hummingbirds
Drought tolerant

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Green bamboo-like leaves with narrow white centres fade to copper in the fall, and eventually brown with the cold weather. Tan drooping seed heads turn purple to burgundy by late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Dome-like mauve-pink flowers blooms on multiple purple-spotted stems and deep green, ovate, coarsely toothed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
3-5 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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(Mariachi™ Series) Vibrant orange flowers rimmed in golden-yellow with copper-orange centres bloom on upright densely branched stems above a compact mound of deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This interesting perennial features bright green spears bearing tiny, drooping, tubular yellow-orange flowers that rise atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Rebloomer

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Masses of rich, golden yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Thin, arching, medium green grass blades form a dense, low cluster, from which wide, tiny, airy flowers sprout when summer arrives, first purplish, then becoming bronze with age. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Flat, straight pointed green leaf blades grow in a dense clump around wheat-rye-like flower spikes. Medium-fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Heat tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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