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Sesleria autumnalis, photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library
Sesleria autumnalis, photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library

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Sesleria autumnalis

Autumn Moor Grass

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials

SESLERIA

Tufted evergreen to semievergreen perennial grasses from the hills and mountains of southeastern Europe. Tough, long-lived, low-maintenance plants that can take considerable drought once established. Use as fillers among other ornamentals or mass as ground covers among trees and shrubs, and in meadow plantings.

Sesleria autumnalis

Spiky clumps of narrow,lime green leaves grow 8–18 in.high and wide. Attractive lighttan flowers are held in elongatedspikes 6–8 in. above thefoliage in late summer and fall.

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