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A picture of a Hair Grass

Hair Grass

Deschampsia spp.

Also known as

Tussock Grass

Deschampsia caepitosa by Lilly M (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Hair Grass

A pile of green Deschampsia grass
Some Deschampsia grass
A close up of some Deschampsia grass flowers
A close up of some Deschampsia grass flowers
A photo of Hair Grass

Hair Grass Overview

Deschampsia is a genus containing 55 evergreen, tuft-forming perennial grass species from the Poaceae family. These plants are commonly referred to as Hair Grass or Tussock Grass. They are widespread and naturalised to many temperate, tropical and arctic climates worldwide.

How to propagate Hair Grass



Special features of Hair Grass

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hair Grass

Good for drying or cutting.