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Sesleria autumnalis (Autumn moor grass)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sesleria autumnalis

Other names

Autumn moor grass

Genus

Sesleria Sesleria

Species

S. autumnalis - S. autumnalis is a compact, tufted, evergreen, perennial grass with linear, bright green leaves, greenish-white beneath, turning yellow-green in autumn and spike-like panicles of silvery-cream flowers from summer into autumn.


Sesleria autumnalis is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Dense

Flower

Silvery-grey, Cream in Summer; Cream, Silvery-grey in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green in Autumn; Yellow-green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Comb through leaves in spring to remove older foliage and to encourage new growth.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Sesleria autumnalis (Autumn moor grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Foliage only, Garden edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Sesleria autumnalis

Other names

Autumn moor grass

Genus

Sesleria Sesleria

Species

S. autumnalis - S. autumnalis is a compact, tufted, evergreen, perennial grass with linear, bright green leaves, greenish-white beneath, turning yellow-green in autumn and spike-like panicles of silvery-cream flowers from summer into autumn.

Native to

Caucasus, Southern Europe

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Dense


Colour

Flower

Silvery-grey, Cream in Summer; Cream, Silvery-grey in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green in Autumn; Yellow-green in Winter

General care

Pruning

Comb through leaves in spring to remove older foliage and to encourage new growth.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sesleria autumnalis (Autumn moor grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Foliage only, Garden edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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