Hair Grass is a high water plant
This plant gets its name from its hair like leaves that form in clumps that resemble heads. The plant can be found growing in the wild around water sources like swamps and wetlands. This plant is perfect near a pond because it slows soil erosion.
Hair Grass is a plant that is known for its silver panicles, bright and rough-textured leaves
With beautiful dark green blades, the hair grass is a fresh season grass and is often grown as an ornamental. Thus, its most active growth takes place in fall and spring. During winter, it can be semi-evergreen and can also act as winter interest. The mature height of this plant is 3 feet, and it achieves this when the flowering stalks rise above the foliage. You may find the hair grass in both montane and lowland habitats all over Europe, across Asia and North America. The plant can be cultivated in average, medium, well-drained soil. It is favorable in moist places and partial shade. The bloom period of this species is mainly from July to September, and the maintenance is low. Also, it is an excellent choice for garden use as it mixes well with naturalized areas and woodland gardens. The flowers are usually wind-pollinated and are tiny with a purplish-green color. The flowers are plentiful in summer. The leaves are narrow and green forming dense tufts of about 1 to 2 feet. The leaves will remain dormant in colder climates and will develop yellowish tips.
Hair Grass is notably tough and great for covering eyesores around the yard
One of many varieties of ornamental grasses, hair grasses have positive attributes for gardeners living in cold climates. Hair grasses, notably Tufted Hair Grass or Deschampsia caespitosa, grows at a predictable rate and complements turf grasses. Hair grass can be useful for property edges, camouflaging fences or other eyesores, or for patio plantings.
Hair grasses are shade tolerant. This attribute makes them first plantings for areas of your garden that do not get a great deal of sunlight. The plants also like moisture. Shady, moist areas like high fencelines, house foundations, and deck edges are well-suited for this clumping ornamental grass.
Height and Texture
The blades reach up to three feet high, and the clump has a spread of three feet. Hair grasses' dark green tones add a textured backdrop to annual plantings. They can also be used to screen foundations, fencelines, and other less-appealing garden structures.
Cool Season Grass
If you are looking for an ornamental grass with soft tufts that blooms throughout the early spring, then this species of ornamental grass is an exceptional choice. Before other garden plants bloom, hair grass begins to emerge. The blades' dark green tones bring vigor to a winter garden.
Cold temperatures and consistent water supply are the key ingredients that gardeners must provide to enjoy hair grasses' vibrant fall foliage. Striking bronze tones and bright yellow-tinged blades accent turf grasses and complement fiery red tree foliage.
Hair grass is a perennial grass, meaning it returns year after year. The blades stand erect throughout the winter months where they create silhouettes in the snow and bring winter interest. In late winter, gardeners cut back the leaves to ground level. This forces the plants to produce vibrant new shoots for the spring.
Hair grass grows in clumps so it is best to divide the plants regularly to ensure grassy increasing mounds of this cold season, ornamental grass.