Sesleria autumnalis

Autumn Moor Grass

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 8-18" x 8-18"

Natural Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 3b-10, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

A Bit More

Growing in soft, clumps of bright-green to yellow blades that stand 1-1/2’ tall, Sesleria autumnalis is a popular ground cover grass. In the summer, airy stalks of white-gold inflorescences rise above the leaves, followed by brown seed heads in the fall. This grass is happy in a variety of conditions, as it thrives along the coast in salt conditions as well as in the Midwest, where it is cold hardy to less than 0° F. Plant Sesleria autumnalis in full sun or light shade and well-drained soil, and cut back in early spring, before the growing season. Drought tolerant near the coast, Autumn Moor Grass should be given regular moisture during establishment and throughout the dry season.  Beautiful in masses, meadow plantings, traditional and contemporary gardens.

A Bit More

Growing in soft, clumps of bright-green to yellow blades that stand 1-1/2’ tall, Sesleria autumnalis is a popular ground cover grass. In the summer, airy stalks of white-gold inflorescences rise above the leaves, followed by brown seed heads in the fall. This grass is happy in a variety of conditions, as it thrives along the coast in salt conditions as well as in the Midwest, where it is cold hardy to less than 0° F. Plant Sesleria autumnalis in full sun or light shade and well-drained soil, and cut back in early spring, before the growing season. Drought tolerant near the coast, Autumn Moor Grass should be given regular moisture during establishment and throughout the dry season.  Beautiful in masses, meadow plantings, traditional and contemporary gardens.