- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-10
- Height 2-3 Feet Tall
- Spread 12 Inches Wide
Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia caespitosa) is one of the prettiest cool-season ornamental grasses. The variegated blades turn from creamy white in summer to pink as the weather cools in fall. Sometimes, foliage alone adds height, shapes or textures to your garden. Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass adds year-round interest. Plant it as a thriller in a container to add height behind lower flowering plants.
Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass also is a perfect choice for rock gardens and natural-looking landscapes. The grass grows to nearly 3 feet tall in an upright shape of about a foot around. The foliage is pretty blowing in breezes even in winter after the blades have dried. The low-care grass produces its creamy-white color again in spring as new blades grow.
Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass Care
All the gardener has to do is cut Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass in early spring, as soon as new growth appears. Cut the clump nearly to the ground and watch the grasses grow until temperatures warm to about 75 degrees. Northern Lights stays healthy in summer but stops its growth until days cool in fall, when it begins to turn pink. The only other care it needs is average watering to thrive as a perennial in zones 4 through 10.
Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass Spacing
Plant your Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass in full or part sun and be sure to space groups of the grass 8 to 10 inches apart. In containers, plant this gorgeous ornamental grass in the center or toward the back.
Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-10|
|Flower Color(s): n/a|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 2-3 Feet|
|Spread: 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 8-10 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Foliage Interest|
|Scientific Name: Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights'|
|Common Name: Northern Lights Tufted Hairgrass|
|Other Name(s): Tussock Grass; Ornamental Grass|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.