Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea - Tall Moor Grass

Tall Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea

  • AKA Molinia altissima
  • Forms an upright clump of slightly arching medium-green leaves
  • Slender flower stalks rise well above the foliage, giving this grass an airy appearance
  • Long spikes of flowers change to tan seeds as they age
  • Leaves turn a striking golden-yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: July
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Flower Height: 150-200 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80-100 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season



100-200 cm

80-100 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Molinia is slow to mature and could take 3-5 years to reach full size. Grows best in a moist, well-drained, acidic soil, in full sun to partial shade. 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 root protection.

Additional Notes about Tall 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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