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Deschampsia caespitosa 'Northern Lights'
Common Name: Tufted Hair Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Northern Lights'
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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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Damp woods and meadows, usually on poorly drained clay soils.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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