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.