Tufted Hair Grass (Kalapuya)

Deschampsia cespitosa

Attractive as ornamental. Can spread via roots as well as seedlings.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesShallow Marsh; Wet prairie. Throughout Willamette Valley. Good drought tolerance. Excellent tolerance of very wet winter conditions. Moist to seasonally wet meadows and freshwater wetlands.
Years Planted at Arboretums2012
Mature Height3-5’
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Moderately moist to seasonally flooded soils
Special Uses Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Provides bank stabilization; Ornamental; Deer resistant
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