- Silver Moor Grass
Our list of garden-worthy Seslerias continues to grow.
The main feature of this grass is the silver-white flowers
which rise above the foliage in early summer.
Like all Seslerias, S. argentea will tolerate a fair amount
of shade, but with ample water, it also looks great in full
For a striking focal point pile a mound of good soil in
the middle of a well-groomed lawn and cover the mound with
plugs of S. argenea. Stand back and watch hundres of silver/white
spikes erupt from the lawn each season.
It is a durable plant for difficult situations.
Description: cool season; clump forming;
Foliage - green; narrow; 20-25 cm (10-12") in height
Flowers - bloom June to frost; 40-50 cm (16-20") tall
Ideal conditions: open woods, woodland
edge, full sun with ample water
Zone: 4-9 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Luzula,
Poa glauca, Kalimeris
Suggested uses: container, massed, drifts
Season of interest: early summer til frost
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to
root depth once every 2 weeks); further
Form: upright and arching
Plant and divide: spring and fall
Native to: France, northern Spain, Italy
Recommended spacing between plants: 25-50
cm (12-18") why such a difference?
Pronunciation: Sesleria (ses-LER-ee-ah)
Compare Sesleria argentea to our other grasses
in this handy chart.