Sesleria nitida – Nest 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. nitida – Nest Moor Grass – This densely tufted, mound forming, evergreen perennial from Central and Southern Italy grows 24″ tall and 16″ wide. It produces smooth, linear, sharp pointed, pale gray-green to gray-blue leaves,, to 18″ long. In late spring and early summer, long stems bear panicles, up to 1 1/4″ long, of whitish green spikelets.
Zones 5-8