Purple Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Poul Petersen'

Purple Moor Grass - Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea  'Poul Petersen'

Common Name: Purple Moor Grass
Genus: Molinia
Species: caerulea subsp. arundinacea
Cultivar: 'Poul Petersen'

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.40 m (140 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Flowering Period: May to September

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Named after the well known grass expert Poul Petersen of Overdam nursery in Denmark this relatively new variety forms good sized clumps of quite upright stems. It looks superb in prairie style planting mixed with summer flowering perennials such as Echinaceas or Achilleas but it also has a strong enough presence to be used in gravel gardens. They are perfect for adding movement too as their delicate flower spikelets will waft happily in the lightest breeze.

Garden Care: Cut back in early spring before the new foliage appears

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