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Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'
SKU: HC018263
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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain' (Tufted Hair Grass) forms neat, petite clumps of fine-textured silver-green foliage. It features a compact, clumping form to add texture to any garden space. Wispy, lacy, silvery-white seed heads put on a show in late summer. Foliage and seed heads turn tan as they age, and when etched by frost, they are stunning in winter. Highly effective planted in masses, they offer seed and habitat for birds in the winter.
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Botanical Name
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Native, Attracts Birds, Groundcover, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Striking Foliage, Winter Interest, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer


An easy to grow, very cold hardy ornamental grass, Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain' (Tufted Hair Grass) is one of the few ornamental grasses that grows well in moderate shade. It is a fit for sunny to shaded gardens and woodland settings. Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Its compact form is useful as a groundcover, as path edging, and in groupings. Perfect for small spaces and in containers, it provides eye-catching blooms well into winter. The lacy plumes are lovely in bouquets and may be dried for use in arrangements. Native to North America, Deschampsia cespitosa has a wide native range, found in moist areas and woodlands. It is evergreen in many areas. Introduced by Jelitto Seeds.