Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Wavy Hair Grass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
    Grass Family
    Try this evergreen grass as a ground cover in dry shade. The texture of this grass is particularly special–the leaves are very fine textured and the flowers are extra-billowy. Clouds of silvery, sometimes purple looking flowers top the plant in late spring. Plant in groups or mass to really show off the blooms. This grass will not tolerate much sun in our hot summers–a few hours of morning sun is acceptable, but try to keep it out of the afternoon sun.
    Blooms: Purple, silver, yellow, 4-6 weeks, May-June
    Leaves: Fine textured, arching, evergreen
    Height: 1
    Space: 12-18”
    Soil: Average-Dry
    Exposure: Part Shade-Shade
    Fauna: Seed for birds, habit for critters
    Seeds: Turn golden brown in the fall, very billowy

    Deer Resistance: High

    Zone: 3-8
    Native: NC native, common in the Mountains, uncommon in the Piedmont
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown