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Native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere, tufted hairgrass is an upright, open cool-season grass. It is a food source for wildlife, used for re-vegetation projects, agriculturally and for ornament. It forms tight clumps and mats. The dark green, hair-thin leaves are rigid, rough on the upper surface, smooth beneath and arch outward and turn golden yellow in fall and winter. Tufted hairgrass is evergreen in mild climates. In the summer green, loose airy inflorescences sit well above the foliage and turn a lovely golden shade in autumn. The plumes are nice for use in fresh or dried arrangements.
Tufted hairgrass will grow in many, moist soil conditions and prefers some shade. It will not tolerate long, hot summers. It is self-seeding and tolerant of fire. Divide this perennial grass in the late spring. Plant tufted hairgrass in groups or singularly in the woodland, near water features, of as part of wildflower or mixed border.
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
2'-6' / 0.6m - 1.8m
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
North America, Europe, Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Dark Green, Gold
Dried Flower / Everlasting, Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Water Gardens, Wildflower
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