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tufted hairgrass

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tufted hairgrass bunch
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Deschampsia cespitosa

Perennial Grass-like

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: dry - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

A narrow leaved bunch grass that is attractive with the wind blowing through its tall seed plumes. Plant in drifts of 5 or more for a meadow like effect. They plants ususally do a nice job of reseeding themselves. Perfect for salt water shorelines.

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Plans that use this plant:Marine (salt water) shoreline