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    • Of good constitution
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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldschleier'

tufted hair grass 'Goldschleier'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
tufted hair grass 'Goldschleier'

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  • Other common names tufted hair grass 'Goldschleier'

  • Synonyms Deschampsia cespitosa GOLDEN VEIL
    Deschampsia cespitosa 'Golden Veil'

  • Family Poaceae

  • Genus Deschampsia can be deciduous or evergreen, tufted grasses with linear or thread-like leaves and open flowering panicles in summer

  • Details 'Goldschleier' is a tuft-forming evergreen perennial with dark, bluish-green leaves. It produces golden-yellow flowers with a silvery sheen from late spring to summer that are followed by long-lasting plumes giving good autumn display

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows well in well-drained to moist but well-drained, humus-rich soils in partial shade or full sun if the soil is not prone to drying out. See also ornamental grasses cultivation

Propagation Propagate by division in mid-spring, divide into larger sections

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting

How to care

Pruning Remove faded flower stems in early spring and comb out damaged foliage. If necessary try renovating by cutting back close the ground in early spring before growth resumes

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases May be affected by a rust

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