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    Autumn Moor Grass

    Sesleria autumnalis

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    Autumn Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Autumn Moor Grass

    Autumn Moor Grass

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    Height:  8 inches

    Spread:  12 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4a

    Ornamental Features

    Autumn Moor Grass' attractive grassy leaves are steel blue in colour. The foliage often turns bluish-green in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Autumn Moor Grass is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Autumn Moor Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Autumn Moor Grass will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Foliage Color  Texture 
    Ornamental Features

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