Purple Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Transparent'

Purple Moor Grass - Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea  'Transparent'

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

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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



    The flowers of this deciduous grass stand airy and transparent high above the foliage. Itís therefore ideal for the middle of a border planted among large-flowered perennials where the purple feathery spikelets will catch every breeze. A native of moorland it will flourish on most soils as long as they are not too dry. It will tolerate sun or light shade and lasts well into winter.

  • Garden care: Cut back in late winter before the new foliage appears.


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