Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland' - Scottish Tufted Hair Grass

This robust hair grass is like 'Bronzeschleier' in size, but is quite different in form. 'Schottland' is vertical in form and has good separation between foliage and flowers.

When using 'Schottland' as a specimen, it will stand out more if placed in a sea of green. When used around other plants, it will have more impact in large numbers.

Description: cool season/semi-evergreen; clump forming
Foliage is medium green; narrow blade width; 80-100 cm (32-40") tall
Flowers are yellow, vertical; 100-130 cm (40-52") tall; May-June

Ideal conditions: full sun or light shade in moist fertile soil, but is happy with average soil; tolerates hot, dry conditions with ample water

Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Partner with: Ligularia, Rudbeckia, Astilbe, Chasmanthium latifolium, Inula racemosa 'Sonnenspeer', Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster', Patrinia

Season of interest: May - October

Recommended spacing between plants: 45-90cm (18-36") why such a difference?

Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once every 2 weeks); further info

Native to: Deschampsia cespitosa is native to moist habitats of the temperate zones of North America, Europe and Asia

Pronunciation: Deschampsia (deh-SHAMP-see-ah) cespitosa (ses-pih-TOH-sah)


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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland' - Scottish Tufted Hair Grass
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland'


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Deschampsia cespitosa is native