Scientific Name: Deschampsia cespitosa Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:tufted hair grass Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Arching, Dense
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Alternate, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Rugose, Tomentose, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Yellow, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Alkaline, Bog, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Basal; leaves narrow, dark green (folded like an accordion), spiky hairs on edges; inflorescence panicle, whorled spikelets (like sparklers).