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Tufted Hair Grass

Abundant sprays of delicate flowers appear early and stay attractive through the season. Beautiful in flower or rock gardens, at water's edge or in open woods, and especially striking against a dark background. Lovely in cut arrangements, fresh or dried.

Companion Plants

Balloon Flower

Blanket Flower


Plant Details

  • Common name

    Tufted Hair Grass

  • Botanical name

    Deschampsia caespitosa

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 4 (-30°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    24-36" (61-91 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Apply pre-emergence herbicide

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Addison F.'s collection
  • Maria J.'s collection
  • Nancy S.'s collection
  • Violet V.'s collection