Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

An easy to grow, extremely cold hardy, ornamental grass for sunny to shaded garden beds and woodland settings. It forms a neat, petite clump of fine-textured foliage, topped by wands of decorative seed plumes in late summer. Ideal for smaller gardens and containers, and highly effective planted in mass. Excellent for bird habitat and wildlife gardens. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationdeh-SHAMP-see-uh kess-pi-TOH-suh
LoreThe genus Deschampsia is a widely distributed native grass, found in many arctic and temperate regions, from sea level to 14,000 ft in the mountains. Habitats can range from coastal ridges, upper tidal marshes, seasonally wet prairies, moist sub-alpine meadows, open forests, and alpine areas above the timber line.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsShasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Gayfeather (Liatris)

Thrives in evenly moist, slightly acidic soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. In northern climates, mulch to protect in winter; leave foliage in place. Prune by 2/3 in spring. May be divided in spring or early fall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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