Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights' /Northern Lights Hair Grass

Deschampsia cespitosa  'Northern Lights'   / Deschampsia cespitosa  'Northern Lights'
A shade growing grass that also does well in cold areas
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A shade growing grass that also does well in cold areas

In Alaska leaf tips turning pink in early September

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Scientific Name: Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights'
Common Name: Northern Lights Hair Grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: One of the few ornamental grasses that does well in shade. The variegated foliage is at first gray and gold and turns gold and pinkish tips deveop as the cool temperatures arrive. Has flowers that are on stems to three feet and are stunning when backlit in fall gardens. Fits well into woodland gardens, borders and extremely useful in shady rock gardens. Used as a container specimen.