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Need info on Northern Lights

Posted by highalttransplant z5 CO (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 23, 06 at 15:47

I recently saw Northern Lights on a mail order website, and think it would be perfect in the small beds on either side of my walkway. Has anyone used it before? I love the color and can't find anything like it at the local nurseries, so should I order it online? Also, is this a cool season grass, or do I need to wait until spring to plant it?


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RE: Need info on Northern Lights

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 23, 06 at 16:22

If you mean Deschampsia caespitosa 'Northern Lights,' it's a cool season grass, but I'd get it installed as soon as possible in your zone, so it can establish itself before your frigid winter hits. I don't grow this cultivar, but I grow the species, and it's a wonderful grass.


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RE: Need info on Northern Lights

Has anyone else had a problem with this one reverting to all green leaves. I had four plants and they have all turned 100 % green. Still a nice little plant but .....

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yes, they revert often, and all of mine got rust real bad... out they went.


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RE: Need info on Northern Lights

Well, I ordered three of them yesterday so I guess I will just have to see if they retain their beautiful coloring. What is "rust"?


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RE: Need info on Northern Lights

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 24, 06 at 16:01

Rust is a catch-all common name for a wide variety of foliar fungal diseases which affect ornamental grasses and many other plants.


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