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James H. Schutte
DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Northern Lights'
Northern Lights Tufted Hair Grass, Tufted Hair Grass
Native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere, tufted hairgrass is a clump-forming cool-season grass. The leaf blades of the cultivar 'Northern Lights' are creamy yellow with a green mid-stripe. They assume a pinkish tinge in cool weather. In summer, beautiful silver airy inflorescences hover hazily over the plant, before turning gold and purple in autumn. This cultivar may not flower in some situations.
Tufted hairgrass prefers some shade and requires moist, cool, well-drained soil. Plant in groups or singly in the woodland, wildflower, or mixed border. The flowers are nice in fresh or dried arrangements.
9 - 1
5 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
1'-4' / 0.3m - 1.2m
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
North America, Europe, Asia
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Purple, Gold, Tan
Yellow, Green, Pink
Dried Flower / Everlasting, Container, Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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