Sesleria autumnalis - Autumn Moor Grass

Long utilized in large numbers in Europe, Sesleria autumnalis has been slow to catch on in North America. Unlike the other Sesleria we carry, this one is fall blooming and therefore is a good companion for the stunning autumn-blooming crocus.

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is light green; medium blade width; 25-30 cm (8-10") in height
Flowers bloom in September; 35-50 cm (14-20") tall

Ideal conditions: full sun to light shade; needs ample water;very drought tolerant once established

Coldest zone: 4, possibly colder (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Partner with: Chasmanthium latifolium, Sporobolus heterolepis, Stipa brachytricha, Luzula nivea, Deschampsia, Salix irrorata, Koeleria

Suggested uses: specimen, container, groups, massing

Season of interest: year-round (semi-evergreen)

Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once every 2 weeks); further info

Recommended spacing between plants: 45-60 cm (18-24") why such a difference?

Pronunciation: Sesleria (ses-LER-ee-ah) autumnalis (aw-tum-NAL-is)


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Sesleria autumnalis - Autumn Moor Grass
Sesleria autumnalis - Autumn Moor Grass
Photographed at Elysium Gardens, Kelowna, BC