Deschampsia caes. 'Goldtau'

Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass

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  • Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ is a clump forming perennial grass cultivar.
  • The tufted foliage is narrow, dark green and usually semi-evergreen.
  • Airy panicles of chartreuse yellow florets with hair like awns appear in summer.
  • They mature into a bronzy-gold color and remain until frost.
  • This cool season grass thrives in shaded or partly sunny moist or wet sites.

Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 2 ft
Spacing: 3 ft

Zone: 3-8
Color: Chartreuse, Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming
  • can be planted under Black Walnut Trees
  • Native Selection
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Erosion control
  • RainGarden
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Sun/ Part Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Clump forming
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Winter
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well Drained

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