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Deschampsia flexuosa

Wavy Hairgrass

  • Deschampsia flexuosa

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Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Introducing Deschampsia flexuosa, commonly known as Wavy Hairgrass! This beautiful bunchgrass is widely distributed in Eurasia, Africa, South America, and North America. With wiry leaves and silvery or purplish-brown flower heads on hair-like stalks, this grass is a beautiful addition to any garden or landscape. It forms a very tussocky, low sward 6-18 inches tall before flowering and can exist over 3,000 ft above sea level. It prefers acidic, free-draining soil and is found naturally in dry grasslands and on moors and heaths. Wavy Hairgrass is a slow-growing perennial with a moderate growth rate and high fire tolerance. It is adapted to coarse and medium textured soils and has a medium drought tolerance. Its fruit/seed abundance is medium, and it is propagated by seed. This grass is not palatable to humans, but it is tolerant of shade. Don’t wait to add this beautiful and hardy grass to your landscape!

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