Sesleria ‘Greenlee’ (S. autumnalis x S. caerulea)

John Greenlee's 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

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1' x 1-2'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Europe, Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Brown

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Deer Resistant

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 3-10, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-10

A Bit More

A beautiful alternative to turf, Sesleria ‘Greenlee’ is a low clumping grass that grows 1-2’ tall and wide. Lush leaves form petite sprays of green-blue leaves. Nurseryman John Greenlee found this selection on his property, and it is suspected that it is a cross between the taller Sesleria autumnalis and the shorter Sesleria caerulea.  In spring and summer, stalks of purple-tan seed heads rise up well above the foliage. Cold hardy to 10° F, plant in full sun to light shade and provide medium water in the heat of the summer. Drought tolerant in the cooler areas along the coast. A tidy grass, Sesleria ‘Greenlee’ can be planted in borders, mixed with other grasses and wildflowers for a naturalistic meadow effect, or en masse.

A Bit More

A beautiful alternative to turf, Sesleria ‘Greenlee’ is a low clumping grass that grows 1-2’ tall and wide. Lush leaves form petite sprays of green-blue leaves. Nurseryman John Greenlee found this selection on his property, and it is suspected that it is a cross between the taller Sesleria autumnalis and the shorter Sesleria caerulea.  In spring and summer, stalks of purple-tan seed heads rise up well above the foliage. Cold hardy to 10° F, plant in full sun to light shade and provide medium water in the heat of the summer. Drought tolerant in the cooler areas along the coast. A tidy grass, Sesleria ‘Greenlee’ can be planted in borders, mixed with other grasses and wildflowers for a naturalistic meadow effect, or en masse.