Moor grass

Sesleria autumnalis

Moor grass - Sesleria autumnalis

Common Name: Moor grass
Genus: Sesleria
Species: autumnalis

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Grey
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



    Both easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of soil types and aspects this evergreen grass is a valuable foil for large and small gardens alike. The hummocks of grey-green foliage send forth wiry upright stems which support elongated flower spikes. Flowers which are silvery-grey at first gradually open to reveal a sleeve of silky white stamens which shimmer lightly in any passing breeze. A fine subject for defining the edge of woodland paths or shaded courtyard border.

    Garden care: cut back old foliage in the spring to encourage fresh new growth and to maintain good form and habit of plants.


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Nest moor grass - Sesleria nitida

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Sesleria nitida