Tufted Hairgrass

Deschampsia cespitosa, native
  • Short-lived, cool season perennial
  • Starts growing early in spring
  • Mass of deep-green leaves covering the crown of the plant
  • Shallow roots
  • Cultivated as an ornamental garden plant
  • Tolerant to both acidic and alkaline conditions
  • A highly variable species
  • Recommended in reclamation seed mixes
  • Tolerant to heavy metal contamination
  • Highly palatable grass that is resistant to grazing
  • Food source for butterflies in North America
  • Widespread distribution globally, including the eastern and western coasts of North America

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Fair
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Acidic to Neutral
Soil Type Medium to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 1,600,000
Canopy Mature Height 20-120 cm

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