Wavy Hair Grass 'Tatra Gold'

Deschampsia flexuosa 'Tatra Gold' | Also known as: Bent Hair Grass 'Tatra Gold', Common Hair Grass 'Tatra Gold', Crinkled hair grass 'Tatra Gold' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Sometimes the name of a plant gives you all the description you need, and the Deschampsia flexuosa, or as it’s commonly known, the Wavy Hair Grass, leaves little to the imagination! With it’s wavy stalks producing brown and purple spiked flowers during the summer, it’s a delightful addition to either a city or cottage garden. It is an easy plant for a novice gardener to cultivate. Plant in almost any position in the garden, in full sun or partial shade and it prefers soil somewhat on the dry side.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Yellow-green
Foliage in summer
  • Yellow-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow-green
Foliage in winter
  • Yellow-green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Tufted
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive panicles
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Sometimes the name of a plant gives you all the description you need, and the Deschampsia flexuosa, or as it’s commonly known, the Wavy Hair Grass, leaves little to the imagination! With it’s wavy stalks producing brown and purple spiked flowers during the summer, it’s a delightful addition to either a city or cottage garden. It is an easy plant for a novice gardener to cultivate. Plant in almost any position in the garden, in full sun or partial shade and it prefers soil somewhat on the dry side.