Sesleria (Moor Grass, Balkan Grass)
These are tidy mound forming evergreen grasses, while they arent particularly stunning in their own right it is rather hard to overtstate how useful they can be in the overall design of a garden. Perfect for softening the edges of paths and other areas or punctuating different sections of planting and like most Ornamental Grasses they are an ideal foil for other brightly coloured plants.
Easy to grow and unfussy, they thrive in sun or partial shade. All soils are suitable, their only dislike is to be waterlogged in Winter.
Types of Sesleria Grasses
Sesleria are evergreen grasses, they need very little maintenance other than a ‘comb’ through the old foliage removing dead leaves in late winter before growth begins again in Spring.
How to grow Sesleria
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Evergreen grass, foliage stays all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil, damp soil but not waterlogged in Winter
Flowering time: June-October
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: up to 70cm x 60cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Tidy up plants in late winter by removing old and dead growth and the old flower stems before the new foliage emerges in Spring.