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Deschampsia caespitosa 'Northern Lights'


Wonderful mounds of green and cream variegated foliage flushed with pink in spring.

This fine perennial grass cultivar has green foliage striped with yellow that becomes creamy white by summer. This variegation is overlaid with striking pink tones when young and in cool weather. Great for accents, focal points and mass plantings. Best in sun to part shade in average to moist soil.

Common Name: Tufted Hair Grass

Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Damp woods and meadows, usually on poorly drained clay soils.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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