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Hair Grass - Agrostis scabra
Hair grass is a type of brown, hairy tumbleweed found in parts of Mexico all the way up to Alaska, with sightings in virtually every area in between. Maturing at around 30 inches in height, these plants are extremely adaptable and can grow in virtually any type of soil in any condition so long as they receive ample sunlight and infrequent watering. It's most often used to help restore land that has been tainted or destroyed.
There's just something special about ornamental grasses like Hair Grass. These perennial plants from the evergreen family are dreamy in appearance and bend beautifully to dance in the wind or whatever else Mother Nature brings their way. Hair Grass is quite attractive with its showy, airy plumes resembling hair that deliver bursts of striking colors like silver, green, golden and purple. These grasses might look delicate and graceful, but they're also commanding in presence and create the ultimate rustic charm for one's property. Hair Grass can achieve quite the gorgeous mound, growing one to three feet in height and one to two feet in width. Some of these ornamental grasses can also grow to six feet high. It's a natural care plant that requires minimum fuss and is offered in some varieties to choose from that features different textures, colors, and sizes. The grass is resistant to most diseases and pests.Hair Grass is also versatile in the way you present the plant for your landscape design. Some people enjoy keeping it in decorative pots or as a border plant. The texture and form of the plant soften a landscape. Others like to use the perennial plant to counter erosion, and many offer it as forage for grazing animals. Birds are attracted to Hair Grass too.Hair Grass produces new growth when spring comes along. The plants do not need fertilizing, but adding organic mulch around the root zone is advised to help send nutrients to the root area.Hair Grass is sold and shipped as container grown with the soil and roots fully intact. These plants can be ordered in small pots to large gallon containers.