Moor grass

Molinia caerulea subsp. heidebraut

Moor grass - Molinia caerulea subsp. heidebraut

Common Name: Moor grass
Genus: Molinia
Species: caerulea subsp. heidebraut

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Gold, 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

From amongst the compact tussocks of foliage upright willowy stems emerge in late summer and autumn carrying violet flowerspikes that sway gently in the breeze. This deciduous grass also has good autumn colour.

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


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