Sesleria albicans – Sesleria caerulea subsp. calcarea – Blue Moor Grass –


Sesleria –
There are 33 tufted or clump forming, evergreen, perennial grasses in this genus. They are found naturally occurring in damp or dry grasslands in the hills and mountains of Europe. They bear narrow, usually linear leaves, and dense, spherical to cylindrical, spike like panicles of flowers. Grown for their colorful foliage, they are suitable for the front of a herbaceous or mixed border, in a rock garden, or in a wildflower meadow.
Grow in moderately fertile, well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun or dappled shade. Divide in spring.

S. albicans – S. caerulea subsp. calcarea – Blue Moor Grass – This vigorous, densely tufted, mound forming, evergreen perennial with round tipped, flat or channeled, linear, pale blue gray leaves, to 12″ long, glossy, dark green beneath. Bears bluish purple, rarely greenish white spikelets, in dense ovoid panicles, to 1 1/4″ long, just above the foliage from mid spring to early summer.
Zones 5-8