Deschampsia flexuosa
“Crinkled Hairgrass”

Deschampsia flexuosa Crinkled HairgrassDeschampsia flexuosa Crinkled Hairgrass

It’s impossible to show how wonderful this grass is in a little photo – so trust me that you’ll love this EASY, low maintenance, bloom-like-crazy grass. Beginning as a lush, finely textured, compact and weed suppressing evergreen clump, 8” high and 15” wide, it bursts into a cloud of pinkish-white flowers in Spring that bob and sparkle in the sunlight. Looking much like the flowers, the seed heads remain for months! Plant up front for full enjoyment and as a great way to mask the base of roses and other shrubs. Makes an excellent accent in a slightly shady border or a Summer dry woodland setting. Very easy to grow, especially in rich soils where Summers are cool. Evergreen and makes cool dried flowers. Tops out at 30” tall. Native to dry grasslands and wide open areas in northeast North America, British Columbia and Alaska.  

Deschampsia flexuosa Crinkled HairgrassDeschampsia flexuosa Crinkled Hairgrass

Annie

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USDA Zones 5-10