• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage clumps reach 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; plumes reach 4 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Ornamental Grass
    Blooms:
    Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:deh-SHAMP-see-uh kess-pi-TOH-suh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage clumps reach 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; plumes reach 4 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Gayfeather (Liatris)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best in evenly moist, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. In colder zones, apply a thick mulch around the root area to protect in winter. Leave foliage in place until early spring, then cut back, leaving one-third of the plant.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.