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Sesleria caerulea
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Blue Moor Grass

Sesleria caerulea

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Sesleria

Moor Grass

Sesleria caerulea full sun  partial shade

Named to honor Leonardo Sesler, an 18th-century physician and botanist, this European native’s sturdy tuffet fashions a long-lived and versatile, noninvasive ground cover. Easily cultivated, low growing Blue Moor Grass puts forth a dense evergreen mound of soft, two-toned leaves, which are glaucous blue on top and dark green beneath. Twisted and curvy, the leaves present a cooling blue-green base for the small spiky panicles of purplish black flowers that mature to a silvered green.

With enough fortitude to handle cold weather and alkaline soils, Sesleria caerulea is unrivaled as a filler between larger grasses or for edging a pathway, and equally impressive when massed.

Blooms March–June.

Size: 8"–12" high x 8"–12" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Sesleria caerulea (G-0466)
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