Autumn Moor Grass

Plant picture

Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Sesleria autumnalis
Common Name: Autumn Moor Grass
Type: Ornamental Grass
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: August to October
Height: 12-18 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil
Special Characteristics:
  • Cool season grass
  • so comes up early
  • Tighter growth habit
  • More chartreuse color in shade
  • Widely adaptable
  • Prefers good drainage
  • Keep for winter interest
  • Cut down to ground in late winter
  • If meadow planting
  • just mow it
  • Named for Dr Leonardo Sesler who had a private botanic garden outside of Venice in the 18th century
  • Drought tolerant
  • Air pollution tolerant