Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights')

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8-12 inches
Plant Spread: 12-23 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Other: Leaf colors are cream, green, and pink
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: western OregonDate: 2007
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Location: West Valley City, UTThis seems to be in constant motion. Any breeze will make it flut
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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Jun 16, 2014 11:14 AM

I just purchased this grass. I was drawn to it because it is supposed to top out at around 12 inches. However, I am confused because I have seen some pictures of supposed 'Northern Lights' that are three feet tall! I plan to situate it near the front of my bed. I hope it stays short. I will have to report back later after I have had it for a season

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