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Deschampsia - cespitosa Schottland / Tufted Hair Grass

    Deschampsia - cespitosa Schottland / Tufted Hair Grass


    Deschampsia cespitosa Schottland, also known as Scottish Tufted Hair-grass, is a perennial ornamental grass that adds texture and interest to any garden. This cultivar is a hardy and easy-to-grow variety of Deschampsia cespitosa that is native to Europe.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 in)
    • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Flower color: Greenish-yellow
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Dark green, narrow and arching leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining soil, pH level between 5.5-7.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Deschampsia cespitosa Schottland is an excellent addition to any garden design, especially for those who want to add texture and movement to their landscape. It is perfect for mass planting, mixed borders, or as a focal point in a rock garden. This grass also works well in coastal areas or near water features.

    This ornamental grass is low maintenance and drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for gardeners who want to conserve water. It is also deer-resistant and attracts birds and other wildlife to the garden.

    Companion Plants:

    • Allium 'Globemaster' - the large, globe-shaped flowers of this allium create a stunning contrast with the delicate, billowing Deschampsia foliage.
    • Geranium 'Rozanne' - the vibrant blue flowers of this geranium complement the soft greens and blues of the Deschampsia foliage, and both plants have a long bloom period, ensuring a continuous display of color.
    • Veronicastrum virginicum - the spiky, pale pink flowers of this plant add a vertical element and a pop of color to the garden, and pair well with the airy Deschampsia foliage.

    Care Instructions:
    Deschampsia cespitosa Schottland prefers moist, well-draining soil and partial shade, but it can also tolerate full sun. Water this grass regularly, especially during hot, dry periods. To maintain the plant's shape, prune back the foliage in early spring before new growth appears.

    Final Thoughts:
    Deschampsia cespitosa Schottland is a stunning ornamental grass that adds texture and interest to any garden. Its low maintenance, drought tolerance, and wildlife-attracting properties make it an ideal choice for any landscape.