Nest moor grass

Sesleria nitida

Nest moor grass - Sesleria nitida

Common Name: Nest moor grass
Genus: Sesleria
Species: nitida

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, White
Foliage Colour: Blue/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

    A native of central and southern Italy this gorgeous little grass is grown mainly for its colourful foliage. It forms dense mounds of pale grey-green to grey-blue leaves which stay on the plant throughout the year. In spring it throws up whitish green cone-shaped flowerspikes that bobble about in the breeze. Once established it can be very drought tolerant and it looks great in a herbaceous or mixed border or wildflower meadow.

  • Garden care: Gently comb through the foliage in spring to remove some of the older foliage and to encourage fresh new growth.

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