Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’

Tufted hair grass

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
  • Common name: Tufted hair grass
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Deschampsia cespitosa is a spectacular fountain-shaped grass, bearing densely tufted evergreen foliage, from which tall sprays of silver-tinted purple flowerheads appear in summer. It’s a fantastic choice for growing between shrubs and perennials in ornamental borders, and is a good option for a wildflower meadow. The seedheads persist well into winter and become bronze-brown with age – they work well in dried winter flower arrangements.

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Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ has silvery, red-brown flower spikes which mature to a soft golden yellow. For best results, grow in dappled sun to partial shade. Remove faded seedheads in late winter before new growth appears.

How to grow Deschampsia 'Goldtau'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Deschampsia 'Goldtau' and wildlife

Deschampsia 'Goldtau' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Deschampsia 'Goldtau' poisonous?

Deschampsia 'Goldtau' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People