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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Sesleria autumnalis

Autumn Moor Grass

Main interest:
low mounding habit, tall arching seedheads, late bloomer, fall interest
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
white to tan
Flowering period:
September to October
bright lime green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 1.5 ft (0.45 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
border, mass planting, rock garden, container

Autumn Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis) is a densely tufted, clumping, hardy grass. The finely textured, bright lime green leaves reach 1 ft tall, with an upward, and slightly arching habit. In midsummer, attractive flower spikes on thin stems grow to 1.5 feet tall, and finally give way to loose silvery white panicles with a gentle arching nature. Brings great movement to the garden. When planted en masse the affect is luxurious. Autumn Moor Grass is a very good choice for areas of mixed grasses, where there is a transition from short to taller grasses.

Sesleria autumnalis is reasonably drought tolerant and fits the need for a small grass that stays compact. Grows in full sun or part shade. Hardy to USDA zone 5a, and tolerant of low water conditions (do not overwater), and a variety of less than stellar soils, it is highly adaptable and versatile. This cool season grass is an “Award of Garden Merit” ((UK) Royal Horticultural Society) winner.

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Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Phleum autumnale, Sesleria elongata

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