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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 (usda.gov)

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

*Wholesale pricing is available on this seed.  If interested, please contact us for more information.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 8 – 10 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 4 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 45 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.

5 Pound $126.95

Covers approximately 54,450 square feet.

10 Pound Bag $253.90

Covers approximately 108,900 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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