Spring dreams from Knoll Gardens

A NEW ornamental grass from Wimborne-based grass specialist Knoll Gardens, Sesleria Spring Dream is a compact plant described as particularly good as dependable ground cover.

Growing in compact mounds, durable and attractive, they require little maintenance, can thrive in a variety of conditions and are useful to soften edges of hard landscaping as well as in meadow-style planting, interspersed with perennials and bulbs.

“First spotted as seedling on the nursery, Sesleria Spring Dream is an especially welcome addition to our ornamental grass range,” says Knoll Gardens’ owner, Neil Lucas.

“An early flowerer, its blueish green, slow-growing foliage provides the perfect foil for attractive, dark, dainty-looking flowers in early spring. We believe this versatile new grass may well be a hybrid between the native Sesleria caerulea (Blue moor grass) and Sesleria nitida – the tallest of the Seslarias.”

Semi-evergreen and growing to 20–30cm, Sesleria Spring Dream prefers an sunny open position but will take some light shade if the soil is not too wet. It is very easy to maintain; simply rake through with your hands to remove old tired flowers and foliage.

For more information go to knollgardens.co.uk