Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

Tufted Hair Grass-Dwarf

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

Photo Credit: Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

Tufted Hair Grass-Dwarf

This extremely cold hardy nativar forms a dense clump of silvery green foliage that grows just half the height of the species. It is topped with loads of silvery inflorescences which mature to brown and are enjoyed by birds all season. Commonly found in boggy soil but is adaptable to average garden soils. Introduced by: Jelitto

Plant Details

  • Zone: 2 - 7
  • Height: 16-24"
  • Spread: 12-20"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Bog, High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades, Silver Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: No
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 2 - 7
  • Height: 16-24"
  • Spread: 12-20"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Bog, High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades, Silver Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: No
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants vary widely by type. Cool season grasses are generally best planted in the fall prior or in late winter/early spring in the greenhouse. Warm season grasses can be planted in spring and summer for same-season sales. Sedges grow best when planted in spring and summer rather than the fall prior.

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants grow well in a wide range of growing media types, provided there is adequate moisture-holding capacity and good drainage. While getting established in their finished containers, most prefer to be kept moist, but not saturated.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes