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Sesleria caerulea (Blue moor grass)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sesleria caerulea

Other names

Blue moor grass

Genus

Sesleria Sesleria

Species

S. caerulea - S. caerulea is a compact, tufted, evergreen, perennial grass with round-tipped, linear, blue-green leaves, glossy, dark green beneath, and, from mid-spring to early summer, small, dense, oval panicles of purple, rarely greenish-white, flower spikelets that fade to pale yellow-brown.


Sesleria caerulea is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Dense

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

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 caerulea (Blue moor grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.25m 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

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 caerulea

Other names

Blue moor grass

Genus

Sesleria Sesleria

Species

S. caerulea - S. caerulea is a compact, tufted, evergreen, perennial grass with round-tipped, linear, blue-green leaves, glossy, dark green beneath, and, from mid-spring to early summer, small, dense, oval panicles of purple, rarely greenish-white, flower spikelets that fade to pale yellow-brown.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Dense


Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

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 caerulea (Blue moor grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.25m 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

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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