My first impression of the inflorescence on Sesleria heufleriana, blue-green moor grass: odd. Any grass blooming in black and white is a bit unusual to me. I should probably disclose I am a grass-aholic, so any wierd, unusual, or unknown hardy grass is on my gotta-have-it list. I may be the only person in Alaska growing any kind of Sesleria. I hope not, but I've never seen one on a garden tour, at a public garden, or for sale anywhere up here. I've never even heard the genus name uttered aloud. How's that for obscure? Ornamental grasses are just now gaining traction in gardening circles here in the 49th state and this unusual beauty is not flying off the shelves. It's not even on the shelves. Thankfully, with increased awareness should come increased demand, and perhaps even local availability. A girl can hope, can't she?
Achillea 'Terracotta' top left, Calamagrostis 'Overdam', 'Eldorado', and 'Karl Foerster' background, Sesleria heufleriana midground with Briza media in front, and Monarda 'Marshall's Delight right foreground