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Sesleria Autumnalis- anyone got any experience?

Hi everyone,

I'd absolutely love to use Sesleria Autumnalis as a matrix grass in my small, East/slightly South facing front garden. 

The problem is the aspect- I'm worried that the grass won't perform well. It gets varied levels of sun throughout the year thanks to some tall trees to the south- if I was to guess I'd think 1/2 hours direct during the winter and 4-5 hours direct during the summer.

Any help would be much appreciated!


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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,022
    Haven't grown it myself, although seen it in many gardens, a lovely grass.
    Most sources say full sun or light shade, so you may be pushing it.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • punkdoc said:
    Haven't grown it myself, although seen it in many gardens, a lovely grass.
    Most sources say full sun or light shade, so you may be pushing it.
    Hey- thanks for your reply. 

    Yeah, I saw the same. I guess the ambiguity is in the term 'light shade'. How would you define it? The garden certainly gets 'bright indirect' light most of the day.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,022
    Very difficult to judge.
    Might be worth trying it, you can always move them.
    Now would be a good time to plant, with things due to warm up.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
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