Sesleria caerulea


This grass features striking blue-green foliage. Although somewhat shorter in stature compared with other grasses, this species does add height to lower green roof plantings, increasing the opportunity for rooftop biodiversity. An excellent choice for locations receiving some shade. Best used in mass plantings where its color and texture is truly eye-catching. Foliage becomes bluer in cooler temperatures. As with most grasses on green roofs, it will benefit from growing in a deeper soil profile or in mounded green roof media, with regular watering to help become established.

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  • Botanical Name: Sesleria caerulea
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Grass
  • Plant Usage: Accent
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Foliage Color: Blue-Green
  • Flower Color: White
  • Bloom Time: Midspring
  • Winter Interest: Blue Foliage
  • Height: 10"
  • Spread: 12"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Origin: Eastern Europe
  • Self Sowing: No
  • Shade Tolerant: Partial
  • Substitutes: Sesleria autumnalis,

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