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D. cespitosa var. vivipara is a dense, tussock-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen grass with rigid, leathery, linear, mid-green leaves and, in summer, erect stems bearing airy, arching panicles of silvery, purple flower spikelets aging pale golden-brown. Rather than seed, flowers are followed by young plantlets that droop to the ground and may take root.

Grow in well-drained to moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun or light shade. Prefers acid conditions. May be deciduous in the coldest areas of its growing range.

Prune back old stems to the ground in early spring before new growth resumes.

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1.2 metres in 2-5 years

Spread: 1.2 metres

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale

Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)


Deschampsia cespitosa var. vivipara Deschampsia cespitosa 'Fairy's Joke

SKU: BP202400297
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