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Deschampsia flexuosa

Wavy hair grass

 

This charming ornamental grass thrives in dry shade, making it a perfect addition to those tricky areas in your garden. In the fall, you'll be treated to delicate, airy seed heads that add interest and texture to your landscape. Not only is this grass aesthetically pleasing, but it also provides valuable habitat and food for wildlife, such as birds and insects.

 

Growing to a height of 18-24 inches, this grass prefers well-drained soil and is known for its low maintenance. Fun fact: wavy hair grass is often used in erosion control and restoration projects due to its ability to stabilize soil and p