Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid'
Greenlee’s Hybrid Moor Grass
This grass is a hybrid of unknown parentage that happened in our old Pomona nursery and caught our eye as having characteristics similar to Sesleria autumnalis and Sesleria caerulea. Taller than Sesleria caerulea but shorter than Sesleria autumnalis with coloring like Sesleria heufleriana. Its rich blue green leaves from 8-12" high and as wide in tiny mounds of durable evergreen foliage. Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' is best in full sun but will tolerate light shade and is best in some shade in the hottest part of this day in hot interior climate. Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' is better in hot inland valleys than Sesleria caerulea.
Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' is useful as single specimens in small gardens and perennial borders or in groups and masses in larger gardens. It is a dependable large scale ground cover grass.
Plant Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' 12-18" on-center depending on the desired effect and the addition of bulbs and flowering accents. It is best planted in fall or spring from plugs or pots but it can be planted any time of the year in all but the coldest climates as long as moisture is sufficient.
Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' grows well by the coast but is untested in 1st exposure sea coast.
Alpine: Good to 8000'
Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' is not recommended for steep slopes in hot inland valleys but would work on lightly shaded slopes as long as moisture is sufficient.
Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' grows best with regular water and will not tolerate extended period of heat and drought. Drought tolerate in coastal settings, plantings in hotter inland valleys will need more water to look good in the hot summer months.
A very low maintenance grass, Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' looks great year round. It does best, however, with a light trimming in fall or early spring to promote new growth. Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid' can be trimmed any time of year if foliage needs refreshing.
Diseases and pests: None!