Six Types of Meadow Grasses

Learn what type of meadow grass is best suited for your outdoor spaces and how to maintain it with this gardening guide.

Crested Hair Grass DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Crested Hair Grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Crested hair grass is commonly found in grassland habitats. It is a tufted perennial with long leaf blades; like Cynosurus cristatus, the seedhead is flat on one side, making it look as if it has a crest running up it. Its height can vary depending on its conditions. This fully hardy plant prefers full to partial sun and well-drained soil. H: 16 inches (40 cm); S: 12 inches (30 cm)

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