Tufted Hairgrass is a clump-forming grass that can be found in wet prairies, moist meadows, and along the peripheries of marshlands throughout the temperate regions of North America. From New Mexico to Alaska, as far east as Greenland, this long-lived perennial will grow at elevations ranging from sea level to alpine. A variety of different soil compositions will support the growth of Tufted Hairgrass. It stands between two and four feet tall and is recognized as an excellent forage grass with captivating foliage and a higher tolerance for shade than most natives. It produces tiny flowers which bloom in the summer and it can tolerate moderate grazing. If grazed heavily, the distribution of Tufted Hairgrass will diminish.
- Product Name: Tufted Hairgrass
- Latin Name: Deschampsia cespitosa
- Type: Native Grass
- Cycle: Perennial
- Origin: Native
- Height: 24-48"
- Planting Season: Fall
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Seeds Per Pound: 2,500,000
- Seeding Rate (lbs./acre): 2
*Planting and Bloom Season. Please remember that Planting and Bloom seasons will differ for each variety depending on the location and climate conditions where the seed is planted. Refer to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map for specifics on how to determine the best time of year to plant for your location. The information provided is based on experienced agricultural practices throughout the Willamette Valley of Oregon and is applicable to Zones 7-10 only.