Tufted hair grass

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' (syn. Golden Dew)

Tufted hair grass   - Deschampsia cespitosa  'Goldtau' (syn. Golden Dew)

Common Name: Tufted hair grass
Genus: Deschampsia
Species: cespitosa
Cultivar: 'Goldtau' (syn. Golden Dew)

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Brown, Gold, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



    A mound-forming evergreen grass thatís particularly versatile as it thrives in both sun and light shade and the flowers persist well into autumn.  Silvery reddish-brown flower spikes appear from early to late summer above dense mounds of slender arching mid-green leaves. The feathery inflorescences of this elegant ornamental grass mature to a soft golden yellow and shimmer like a golden cloud as it catches the light. Compact and easy-to-grow it looks gorgeous spot-planted among perennials in groups towards the front of a border or in a rock garden

  • Garden care: Remove the faded flowerheads in late winter before new growth appears. In warm areas the plant has a tendency to self-seed freely. Where this is the case remove unwanted seedlings as part of routine border maintenance

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Tufted hair grass - Deschampsia cespitosa

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Deschampsia cespitosa