Purple Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea

  • Low clump-forming grass with slightly coarse green foliage
  • Slender flower stalks rise well above the foliage, giving this grass an airy appearance
  • Purple flowers on flower stalks change to tan seeds as they age
  • Leaves turn a striking golden-yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: July
  • Flower Height: 70 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Purple

HEIGHT:
40-70 cm

SPREAD:
60-70 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in a moist, well-drained, acidic soil, in full sun to partial shade. Molinia caerulea is slow to mature, and can be used as a ground cover in wet, acidic soils. You can trim back the dead foliage in the fall for a tidier appearance, or leave it until spring to improve winter interest and provide additional winter protection.

Additional Notes about Purple Moor Grass:


Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

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