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Tough, Attractive Autumn Moor Grass

  • Eye-Catching Chartreuse Green Foliage
  • Silvery Panicles Held on Dark Flower Spikes in Late Summer and Fall
  • Clump-Forming...Not Invasive
  • Notably Upright Growth Habit
  • Fun in Containers
  • Effective Groundcover for Rough Spots
  • Can Be Grown in Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Tolerates Alkaline Soil
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Add a bold shot of color to your low-maintenance landscape. People will really take notice of these showy, cool season grasses.

Put the fine-textured blades of Autumn Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis) to work delighting your guests all season long. They command attention with their vibrant hue and upright, mounded growth habit.

The narrow blades move and sway in the breeze. These erect mounds aren't stiff little soldiers...rather, they bring a sense of energy to your landscape design.

Autumn Moor Grass features a vivid yellow-green hue that really jumps out at you. The foliage makes a fantastic contrast to dark shrubs like Barberry, Crape Myrtle or Elderberry.

Moor Grasses are durable, rugged plants that grow to the mature spread listed on the Plant Highlights...and no further. You won't have to worry that these clump-forming plants will spread or outgrow their space.

Throw a lot at them. They'll handle light shade, periodic dryness and alkaline soil without missing a beat.

And'll get to enjoy the lively silvery-white flower panicles in fall. They are held above the foliage on dark purple stems and really pump up the visual interest into winter.

Take advantage of the handsome Autumn Moor Grass throughout your yard. Because they can be grown in varied sun conditions, they make an impactful plant to repeat as a consistent design element.

Best of all? This hard-working grass gives you your weekends back.

No wonder garden designers across the country work them into their professional garden plans. Get this your order for Autumn Moor Grass today!

How to Use Autumn Moor Grass in the Landscape

Vibrant Autumn Moor Grass is extraordinarily versatile. It works just as well in spare, single species plantings as it does in a mixed bed.

Let your imagination soar. Could you build a long raised seating area surrounding your patio and integrate a raised planter behind the bench?

Entertain your family, friends and even clients with a mass planting of Autumn Moor Grass running along the entire length. This plant is a high performance choice you can be proud of.

Space them 15 to 30 inches apart, depending on the look you are after. Plant closer for a tight, solid filler; or further apart so each plant is seen as an individual.

Survey your kingdom for opportunities to utilize their bright, gracile blades. They'll be an excellent container plant on your balcony or deck in tall, narrow containers.

Plant one as a specimen to brush against the base of a boulder. You'll appreciate their good looks, no matter if you have an extensive rock garden, or are just getting starting.

This is a phenomenal grass to use as a large-scale ground cover. The lime green color makes an incredible underplanting for a Canada Red Chokecherry tree.

It's also an ideal plant to create a polished finish to shrub borders. Add a long series of them along the edge of your planting for a tidy, satisfying experience.

#ProPlantTips for Care

They need at least four hours of sunlight a day to perform at their best. However, these carefree perennial grasses tolerate a wide range of conditions in either full sun or part shade.

Like most Ornamental Grasses, Autumn Moor can't tolerate standing water. Ensure it is planted in well-drained soil that drains quickly after a rain event; or add additional soil to improve drainage.

Water your newly installed plants carefully the first year. They become more drought tolerant once their roots are established; but we recommend consistent water to protect your investment.

In warmer regions, Autumn Moor Grass remains evergreen year-round. Each year, remove all of the old flower heads and cut the old foliage down to the ground in late winter for a fresh start.

Order Autumn Moor Grass for your landscape. These long-lived, showy plants become a wonderful addition throughout your space.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Autumn Moor Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Botanical Name Sesleria autumnalis
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Silver White Panicles
Foliage Color Yellow-Green
Pollinator Friendly No
When To Prune Early Spring