The genus Sesleria is comprised of evergreen, perennial grasses from grasslands in the hills and mountains of Europe. They have a tufted or clumping habit, narrow leaves, and spiky panicles of flowers. Sesleria are grown mainly for their colorful foliage, which is often grayish green or bluish green. Use in a border, rock garden, or meadow.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsColorful, evergreen foliage.
CareGrow in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil of moderate fertility, in full sun or dappled shade.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall, or divide in spring.