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Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Schottland’ Schottland Tufted Hair Grass

This cultivar of native Deschampsia cespitosa is useful for smaller areas, borders and containers. Plant also as a specimen, in large drifts, or use to create a meadow. This grass has the added advantage of producing light, airy seedheads in spring. This cultivar was discovered in Scotland and its name, ‘Shottland’ (German for Scottland), honors its origins. Although happiest in cooler climates, the Deschampsias can take warmer summers if planted in part shade and given adequate moisture in well-drained soil (bloom production may lessen). May be semi-evergreen under optimal conditions.

  • Native to North America
  • Shady Areas
  • Evergreen
  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Can be grown in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Watering: keep evenly moist; likes a lot of water once established
  • Fertilizing: slow-release fertilizer, medium rate
  • Possible pests: aphids, spittlebugs, rust
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, do not overwater
  • Responds well to cutting back; grows back quickly
  • Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.
  • Smaller than other Tufted Hair Grasses
  • Suitable for planting in masses and sweeps
  • Uncluttered, neat tufted habit
  • Dark green foliage provides good backdrop for contrasting-colored plants
  • Billowy masses of inflorescences sway in the wind providing movement and interest
  • Blooms last into the winter months adding interest to the landscape
  • Well-suited for Northern gardens; in warmer zones plant in light shade