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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Grass

2L Pot

  • £8.99 (ex VAT)

Often known as tufted 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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  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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