Barenbrugs special turf grass for cold and shady conditions!

  • Fast germination.
  • Excellent wear tolerance under shade.
  • Bright green colour with sharp tufted leaf texture.
  • Excellent disease resistance (fusarium, red thread,rust).
  • Very early green-up early in spring.
  • Good salt tolerance.
  • Can stand short mowing till 10 mm.
  • Atlantic climate
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

Descampsia caespitosa is a very persistent perennial species which comes from wet grasslands. The specie shows an aggressive growth habit and is able to build up a dense sward within a short time. tufted hairgrass has proven to be tolerant to shade combined with heavy wear. Moreover, top variety Barcampsia has the beneficial characteristic to green up very early after winter. Apart from its excellent performance in shade it can also be used for full sun purposes while maintaining an excellent aesthetic appearance. The leaves are very hard due to a high silicon content in the leaves. Therefore, for cutting tufted hairgrass a sharp (lawn) mower is needed.


Barcampsia is suitable for using in:

  • Football and rugby pitches (under shady conditions)
  • Golf tees, fairways and roughs
  • Sod production
  • Ornamental lawns in shady conditions
  • General landscaping: shaded footpaths and building surrounds


Colour & leaf texture
Bright light colored medium fine leaves.


Additional features

Additional features Barcampsia

Deschampsia caes
Seeds per gram
Optimal pH range
5.5 - 6.5
Salt tolerance
Maintenance required
Shade tolerance
Water requirement
Thatch build-up
Wear tolerance
Speed of establishment
Fineness of leaves
Self recovery capacity
Early spring growth
Genetic colour
Tolerance to leaf spot
Tolerance to rust
Less irrigation required
Less fertilizer required
Less frequent mowing possible
Deschampsia caespito

Tufted hairgrass is a very shade tolerant species performing very well in mixtures with perennial ryegrass and smooth stalked meadow grass. Tufted hairgrass is very wear tolerant and is suited for sports purposes. The combination of shade tolerance and wear tolerance is unique, there is absolutely...

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