Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia) - Stover Seed since 1922


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Tufted Hairgrass

Deschampsia cespitosa
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Common Name: Tufted Hairgrass
Botanical Name: Deschampsia cespitosa

Tufted Hairgrass
A densely tufted perennial bunchgrass that is widely distributed but most common on moist sites at
higher elevations.  Tolerates both poorly drained and well developed soils.  Useful for forage, reclamation and restoration.

Seeds per pound: 2,000,000
Seeding rate per pound: 7,000 sq. ft.
% Purity  /  % Germination (Typical) 90 / 80
Growing Regions: All except desert.  Moist areas.
Native To: Throughout western U.S.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Characteristics: Bunchgrass
Season Type: Cool-Season
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Height: 12-36 inches
Establishment: Light enhances germination.  Cover seed lightly.
Water Requirements: Moderate to High
Wildlife: Very palatable to livestock and wildlife.

Cultural Information:
Can be mowed as a turfgrass.

₁ Seeding rate is based on seeding alone.  When seeding with other species the rates should be reduced.  Contact us for recommendations.


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