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Autumn Moor Grass

Sesleria autumnalis

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Autumn Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis) at Gertens

Autumn Moor Grass

Autumn Moor Grass

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

Boasts lime green foliage with small, white flowers late in the season; turns golden yellow in fall; great in mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Autumn Moor Grass' attractive grassy leaves are steel blue in color. The foliage often turns bluish-green in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Moor Grass is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Autumn Moor Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Autumn Moor Grass will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Gertens Sizes and Prices

#1 container - $10.99

*Sizes and pricing subject to change. Please contact store for more information

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features