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Sesleria autumnalis

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Sesleria autumnalis - Autumn Moor Grass

Sesleria autumnalis - Autumn Moor Grass

More About Sesleria autumnalis

  • Forms a dense mounding clump of semi-evergreen, narrow foliage
  • Each blade is tipped with light yellow
  • Thin light brown panicled flower spikes
  • Bloom Time: September to October
  • Flower Height: 40 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

An unusual cool season grass that flowers in the fall.

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Autumn Moor Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sesleria grows best in full sun but will tolerate light shade in a range of soils. Once established, they are fairly drought-tolerant. Plants should be divided every few years to maintain health.


Sesleria autumnalis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Fall

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Sesleria autumnalis

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights'

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights'

Variegated Tufted Hair Grass