Goldtau Tufted Hair Grass Plants (Deschampsia cespitosa Goldtau)Goldtau Tufted Hair Grass Plants (Deschampsia cespitosa Goldtau)

Goldtau Tufted Hair Grass Plants

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The details

Deschampsia cespitosa

  • Semi-evergreen grass
  • Clump forming
  • "Cloud effect" flowers look best en masse
  • Blooms June-September
  • Thrives in partial shade
  • To under 1m x 1m
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Tufted Hair Grass - 2 Litre Pot-Grown Plants

When these aptly-named grasses are planted in generous clumps together their flowers form rippling clouds of straw-gold colour, swaying gracefully in the breeze. It has lovely deep green foliage to about 45cm high producing delicate feathery panicles in summer of up 90cm high. Hugely popular for those looking to provide oodles of interest in part-shaded areas in their gardens. Excellent beginner plants as easy to grow but brilliant for those with a good design eyes too.

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Features

  • Semi-evergreen grass
  • Clump forming
  • "Cloud effect" flowers look best en masse
  • Blooms June-September
  • Thrives in partial shade
  • To under 1m x 1m
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing 'Goldtau' Tufted Hair Grass

These grasses are wonderfully robust and with a little help will establish almost anywhere there is half decent soil. Unlike most grasses , it prefers partial shade. Good to plant beside water. Like any grass, they benefit from being sheared down to low mounds, every late Winter or early Spring to make way for new growth.

In Your Garden Design

An ethereal grass brimming with feathery inflorescences that twinkle in the light. It would work well in a rock garden or be ideal for adding contrast alongside more formal plants in a herbaceous border. It's brilliant in part-shaded areas which makes it extremely popular and versatile. This is a lovely grass to grow with pom pom dahlias and Echinacea and works excellently as a backdrop to clumps of Lavender, Verbena, Eryngium 'Picos Blue', Agapanthus Ever White, and Drumstick Alliums.

Did You Know?

Tufted hair grass may be a familiar nickname for Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' but it has many other common names too such as blue-green hair-grass, tussock grass and, our favourite, salt and pepper grass. It is one of the most widely distributed grasses on earth, occurring from sea level to up to 14,000ft in the mountains. It is host for in the region of 40 species of Butterfly worldwide.