Tufted hair grass, also known as salt and pepper grass, tussock grass, or small-flowered tickle grass, is an excellent forage and hay grass and an attractive ornamental. Mostly evergreen with tall, fine-textured flower stalks and loose, open purplish-green panicles. A cool-season bunch grass, easy to grow, and a good wetland plant that tolerates both drought and seasonal flooding. Deer resistant. Reseeds well.
|Plant Type||Perennial grass.|
|Flower Color||Purple to tawny.|
|Height at Maturity||8"-60".|
|Light Requirements||Full sun, part shade.|
|Moisture Needs||Moist to wet.|
|Soil Type||Various, from gravel to clay.|