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Common Name: Wavy Hairgrass /
Will grow in dry shade
Provides nest sites, protective cover and food for birds
Offers protective cover for small mammals
Good winter interest; very winter hardy
Use flowers in fresh or dried arrangements
This showy, fine-textured, evergreen grass is excellent in shady gardens or woodland settings. A cool season grower, wavy hairgrass forms a tight clump of narrow, wiry foliage. In late spring, stems shoot up above the foliage and arch gracefully with frothy-looking flowers. Clumping grasses like this provide nest sites and winter cover for quail and sparrows. They also provide fall and winter seeds for a number of birds including cardinals, towhees, juncos, sparrows, finches, goldfinches, redpolls and snow buntings.
Height: 8-12 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8