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Deschampsia elongata

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Deschampsia elongata
Deschampsia elongata
Deschampsia elongata
Deschampsia elongata

Species Name: Deschampsia elongata
Common Name: Slender Hairgrass

Lush looking, reliable grass. Good as accent or in mass plantings. Tolerates clay soil.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass
Height by Width: 1.5' H x 1.5' W
Growth Habit: Grass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purplish
Distribution: California Floristic Province (west of deserts and Great Basin)
Natural Habitat: Wet sites, meadows, lakeshores, shaded slopes

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Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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