Photo Courtesy of Hoffman Nursery

Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass)

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
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


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