Autumn Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis)

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 15 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Silver-grey
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Inflorescence Height: 24 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 12 - 15 inches
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

mass near walkway

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Location: Lurie Garden in Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2013-08-13mass near walkway
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Location: Lurie Garden in Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2010-08-16group of grasses close-up
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-09-01
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Location: Lurie Garden in Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2013-08-13mature plant
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 23, 2019 2:28 PM

I've occasionally seen this handsome European grass with a mounded habit and bright green foliage around at various gardens in the Midwest and East USA. It is sold at some diverse, conventional nurseries. It is often used as an edging to a perennial garden. The flowers are nice, but not really flashy, maturing in the fall with silvery white color.

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