Hairgrass – Tufted


Tufted Hairgrass is a clump-forming grass that can be found in wet prairies, moist meadows, and along the peripheries of marshlands throughout the temperate regions of North America. From New Mexico to Alaska, as far east as Greenland, this long-lived perennial will grow at elevations ranging from sea level to alpine. A variety of different soil compositions will support the growth of Tufted Hairgrass. It stands between 2 and 4 feet tall and is recognized as an excellent forage grass with captivating foliage and a higher tolerance for shade than most natives. It produces tiny flowers which bloom in the summer and it can tolerate moderate grazing. If grazed heavily, the distribution of Tufted Hairgrass will diminish.

Here is a link to the USDA Native Plant Database pdf fact sheet on Tufted Hairgrass: tufted hairgrass (

Here is another link to the USDA Native Plant Database for their pdf ‘plant guide’ on Tufted Hairgrass: Tufted hairgrass Plant Guide (

The broadcast seeding rate is 4 lb./acre.  If using a seed drill, the rate is 1-2 lb./acre

*Wholesale pricing is available on orders of 3 pounds or more of this seed . Minimum order for wholesale pricing is $100. If interested please contact us for more information.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 10 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 240 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 2,720 square feet.

1 Pound $33.00

Covers approximately 10,890 square feet.

Scientific Name

Deschampsia cespitosa

Product Type

Forage/Pasture Grass, Native Grass






NW Native species, North American Native species



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Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

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