Deschampsia Caespitosa 'Tuffed Hair Grass' Seeds

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Deschampsia Caespitosa 'Tuffed Hair Grass' - 20x Seeds

This ornamental grass grows as clumps of tufted coarse leaves. Grows really well in moderately shady areas but will also tolerate full sun positions.

This grass is quite spectacular when in flower; panicles of purple-grey flowers stand on arching stems that are held above the mound of foliage.

Soil: It's very adaptable, tolerating both damp and dry soil, but they doo prefer a neutral to acidic pH.


Seed Starting Method

Deschampsia Caespitosa 'Tuffed Hair Grass' seeds are a few millimeters in size and resemble typical grass seeds. As a general rule Deschampsia Caespitosa 'Tuffed Hair Grass' seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

Sow to the depth of the seed or press lightly into the surface of your potting mix and cover very lightly.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 10-30 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Very hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 1m high 
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Sow in pots  initially and plant out when good root development is evident. 

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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