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Sesleria caerulea

More About Sesleria caerulea

  • Forms a dense mounding clump of semi-evergreen, narrow foliage
  • Blades are blue on top with green undersides
  • Showy dark purple flowers rise above foliage on short stalks
  • Bloom Time: Early spring
  • Flower Height: 40 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

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:

4

Height:

25-40 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Blue 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 caerulea Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Spreading
Mounding
Clumping

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Sesleria caerulea

Sesleria heufleriana

Sesleria heufleriana

Blue-Green Moor Grass