Autumn moor grass Sesleria autumnalis Photo/Illustration: Saxon Holt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Autumn moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis) sess-LAIR-ee-ah ot-um-NAL-iss Genus: Sesleria This cool-season grass begins the season with bright green blades. In late summer and early fall, it produces silvery inflorescences which complement its golden-hued autumn foliage and persist throughout the winter. Noteworthy Characteristics: The linear evergreen leaves form subtle, attractive tufts, which occur in varying shades of yellowish-green, green, and blue. Most Seslerias are tough and cold hardy. These European, mountain-loving grasses are useful as tidy groundcovers en masse or in small groups, planted in rock gardens or as perennial edgers. They grow to about a foot tall and wide, with flower spikes to 18 inches. Care: Provide average, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade; most are drought tolerant once established. Cut clumps back to the ground in late winter. Propagation: Divide in spring or sow seed in spring or fall. Problems: Infrequent. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Adaptable Maintenance Low Characteristics Self Seeds, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Hazelnut, White Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Dried Flower, Ground Covers, Naturalizing Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden, Meadow Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant Type Grasses Related Plants to Sesleria autumnalis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Tufted hair grass Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Prairie dropseed Sporobolus heterolepsis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fountain grass Pennisetum alopecuroides View the discussion thread.