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Autumn Moor Grass Plants

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Sesleria autumnalis

  • Evergreen grass
  • Clump forming
  • Short small straw-coloured flowers on bouncy stems
  • Low ground cover
  • Grows upright in full sun
  • To 60cm x 60cm
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Sesleria autumnalis, Autumn Moor Grass - 2 Litre Pot-Grown Plants

A Garden of Merit award-winner, this trendy and densely tufted little grass is easy to grow so great for great for beginners but also fabulous for more advanced gardeners following the carefully arranged informality of prairie planting schemes. It flowers in Spring giving way to silvery white panicles in late summer in autumn.

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Features

  • Evergreen grass
  • Clump forming
  • Short small straw-coloured flowers on bouncy stems
  • Low ground cover
  • Grows upright in full sun
  • To 60cm x 60cm
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Autumn Moor Grass

Grasses are wonderfully robust and with a little help will establish almost anywhere there is some soil. Full sun brings out their most upright habit. They appreciate shade too but will bend into curves. They are flexible regarding water: established plants are drought tolerant, but they also grow near water where the soil is moist all year. Like any grass, they benefit from being sheared down to low mounds in early Spring to make way for new growth.

In Your Garden Design

This makes excellent groundcover, adding a delicate feathery note to any planting scheme and is particularly well-suited to a Piet Oudolf inspired planting design. He uses Selseria autumnalis particular well at the garden he created for Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Here it is planted in swishing blocks, contrasting well with autumnal borders. Other plants paired include Molinia ‘Moorhexe’ and Deschampsia ‘Goldtau’, Actaea and tiny Colchicum. The grass also suits cottage garden schemes so partner with our cottage garden collection. Echinacea works well interspersed with it too as does Amsonia Blue Ice.

Did You Know?

Native to Southern Europe. Ornamental grasses first became popular in the gardening world during the 1930s in Germany and the driving force for that was the German nurseryman Karl Foerster who spent years collecting grass seeds from the States and other far flung parts of the world. He observed his "discoveries" for many years before introducing them to the trade. Grasses have experienced a resurgence of popularity in the garden under the auspices of the Dutch contemporary garden designer Piet Oudolf who uses Sesleria autumnalis as one of his signature grasses.