Sesleria nitida Blue Bristle Grass

Common Name: Blue Bristle Grass

Sesleria nitida commonly known as ‘Blue Bristle Grass’ is very adaptable, all-around grass, with a slight bluish tone, forming a low-growing mound (18″ by 12″) of bristly, narrow, grass blades. Makes a good choice for the landscape, with our current water conservation concerns, as it does well in both moist and dry conditions. Takes sun or partial shade. Gets wheat colored tassels mid summer. Hardy to the low 20s. This specimen is a great substitute for Blue Fescue Grass with none of its inherent problems in the landscape.

  • Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Height: 1 Foot 6 Inches
  • Width: 1 Foot
  • Hardy To: 22° F
  • Blooms: Wheat, Spring