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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass

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Often known as tuftted hair grass 'Goldtau', Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' has long green leaves with feathery flowers that shimmer like gold in the wind as at catched the light. Its clumping growing habit means that Deschampsia 'Goldtau' can look great in several places within a garden, either alone amongst other perennial plants, or in groups as a border feature. 

  • Best Features: Hardy and Evergreen, long lasting golden flower plumes 
  • Ideal For: Garden features, patios, perennial borders, rock gardens
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Position: Any dry or moist, well-drained soil in a full sun or partial shade position
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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass description

Here you'll find our range of Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass which are great for punctuating perennial borders or creating border features. Our grasses can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden, such as planting along pathways, enhancing entrances and archways or used to create a focal point in the garden. Our Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass has a tufted growing habit, as it's common name of tufted hair grass 'Goldtau' may suggest. The main feature of this grass, however, is its plumage of golden flower heads in late summer.  If you’re looking for a size that is not listed - Please call us to enquire as we may be able to source the size you require.

How to use tufted hair grass 'Goldtau' in your planting scheme

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass can add instant impact to your garden and is sure to spark some jealousy amongst the neighbours. The flower heads which appear initially as a reddish-brown colour in summer, turn into a shimmering sea of gold come autumn. 

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You can use our Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass to punctuate borders or planted in grouped clumps as a feature.

Growth rate of Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass

Deschampsia 'Goldtau' Grass is a fast growing species reaching a maximum height of 75cm.

How to care for Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass

We recommend trimming off the flower heads of your Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass in late winter before any new growth begins to appear, and trimmed right back if the plant begins to look particularly tatty or unruly. In warmer climates, it has a tendency to self-seed freely, so it is advisable to remove unwanted seedlings on a regular basis. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations for Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass

Planting density for Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass is really down to personal preference. Your Deschampsia 'Goldtau' will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our grass plants are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy grasses from us with complete confidence. 

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