The trick with growing Grasses is that you have to know what size and form you're growing, or you'll end up with the wrong plant in the wrong place, and many people misjudge just how tall grasses can grow. With the beautiful Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass (Dechampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau') you get a highly ornamental but compact plant that packs a big punch in a little space!
Gold Dew is a cool-season ornamental grass that has very dark green leaves and blooms a little later than other grasses, but when it blooms it is covered in golden inflorescences that dance, shine, and sparkle in your garden and are well worth the wait! You'll love the effect the plumes and dried blades have on the winter garden!
Wonderfully hardy and vigorous throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9, Tufted Hair Grasses are neat and tidy on their own, growing low and compact at 12-24 inches tall when in bloom and spreading to a 24-30 inch mound. Delightfully easy to grow, even the newest green thumbs can have success!
These naturally short plants are perfect for covering the 'feet' of bare-bottomed plants like tall Phlox or Bee Balm for a prairie garden effect. Interspersed throughout a wildflower garden or a modern take on a prairie. Or try them around Roses for a modern take on the classic Cottage garden. Long a staple of riotous English cottage borders and calm Japanese tea gardens alike!
Xeric once established, Ornamental Grasses look fantastic among other Mediterranean and drought-tolerant plants such as Lavender, Coreopsis, and Coneflowers. If you want to really stop traffic, a mass planting along a walkway, along the sidewalk, or edging your driveway will do the trick.
Full sun is best for this little heat lover. Burgundy Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass also thrives in partial shade and most well-drained soil types. Low moisture use once established, xeric little grasses do appreciate extra moisture during the summer's heat and during extended drought. Keep your Burgundy Bunny Grass neat and tidy by trimming it in winter if needed and dividing it in spring. This warm-season grass should be cut to the ground each year in late winter or early spring before it starts to grow, and can be divided if the clump gets too large at that time.
Join the revolution! Order Gold Dew Tufted Hair grass from Nature Hills today. Grasses are finally getting their day in the sun throughout American home gardens. US gardeners are finally catching up to the ease and carefree beauty of well-chosen grasses in their own spaces!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Dechampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'|
|Mature Height||12 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 - 30 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Golden Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Deep Green|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|