Wavy Hairgrass

Deschampsia flexuosa
An elegant native grass with a fine-textured delicate appearance, Wavy Hairgrass is a cool-season grass and greens-up early in the spring. Graceful feathery clouds of subtle color hover above the stems when the grass is in flower. The panicled …
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Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
43840-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Partial
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Green, Cream
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Fibrous

An elegant native grass with a fine-textured delicate appearance, Wavy Hairgrass is a cool-season grass and greens-up early in the spring. Graceful feathery clouds of subtle color hover above the stems when the grass is in flower. The panicled flowers turn Gold as the seeds ripen and remain attractive, providing an airy backdrop or matrix for other flowering perennials. The tussocks of this clump-forming grass are close to one foot high with arching blades that extend up to two feet, bearing florets.

Indigenous to cool dry habitats and poorer soils including ledges, dry rocky slopes, dry open woodlands, forest clearings and edges, this is a good choice for dry woodland settings. Excellent massed or in a naturalized area, but also effective as a specimen or in groups. A fine ornamental grass for rock gardens in partial shade. While it flourishes in tougher dry environments, Deschampsia flexuosa is sensitive to over-watering and will languish in hot, humid consistently moist settings. Partial shade is best for this ornamental grass, as it will not flower as well in deep shade.