As its name suggests, Tufted Hair Grass grows in a tufted mound of narrow foliage. Deschampsia cespitosa is a cool season native grass that is semi-evergreen where winters are mild. It sends up long stalks in early summer that are topped by a multitude of airy, light-green inflorescences (flowers are more abundant in Northern gardens). Although blooms are most profuse in sun, Deschampsia cespitosa will also grow in part shade. Large groupings of plants can be used as a ground cover. It is native to both North America and Eurasia where Deschampsia cespitosa can be found in moist areas such as bogs and woodlands.