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Deschampsia cespitosa

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Species Name: Deschampsia cespitosa
Common Name: Tufted Hairgrass

Very ornamental grass. Lush looking and reliable. Good as an accent or in mass plantings. Tolerates clay soil.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Bunchgrass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Stress-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 11,000'
Flower Season: Spring
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Distribution: NW CA, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, Transverse Range, Warner Mtns., White and Inyo Mtns.
Natural Habitat: Alpine Fell Fields, Red Fir Forests, Mountain Meadows, Yellow Pine Forest

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