nest moor grass
- Position: grows in both full sun or lightly dappled shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, well drained, neutral or slightly alkaline
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A native of central and southern Italy, this gorgeous little grass is grown mainly for its colourful foliage. It forms dense mounds of pale grey-green to grey-blue leaves, which stay on the plant throughout the year. In spring it throws up whitish green cone-shaped flowerspikes, that bobble about in the breeze. Once established it can be very drought tolerant, and it looks great in a herbaceous or mixed border or wildflower meadow.
- Garden care: Gently comb through the foliage in spring to remove some of the older foliage and to encourage fresh new growth.
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Q:Help recommending some grasses
Dear Sir I would like to purchase 3 - 4 grasses that need to fit the following criteria: Drought tolerant Position: full-sun Soil: Chalk Three different heights: 100/120cm, 50/60cm and 30cm (approximate) Would you be able to recommend any the grasses from your stock that might fit these criteria? Many thanksAsked on 6/29/2009 by Deric Quaile
A:Hello There, Helictotrichon sempervirens would be suitable for the tall plant, Sesleria nitida for the mid- height and Festuca gautieri for the low growing grass. It is worth keeping in mind though that even the most drought tolerant plants need to be gradually weaned off water for their first year or two if they are going to stand any chance of survival.Answered on 7/4/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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