Purple Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'

Purple Moor Grass - Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea  'Strahlenquelle'

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

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Cream
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July 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



    A graceful grass with widely arching green blades. In late summer flowers spikes rise above the fountain-like mounds and create a lovely airy effect - it is perfect for adding movement to the border. This is an incredibly versatile plant as it works well in mass plantings provides a great partner to herbaceous perennials where it adds textural contrast or it can be potted up into containers and placed on a patio.

  • Garden care: Cut back in early spring before the new foliage appears.


Similar Plants:


Purple Moor Grass - Molinia caerulea

Purple Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea

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

Purple Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Transparent'

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

Purple Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Fontane'