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Purple Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Molinia (mol-IN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: caerulea (see-ROO-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 27, 2003, Noodles from Olympia, WA wrote:

Leaf clump is about 18-24 in., but flower stalks are 6-8 feet arching gracefully and move constantly in even light wind. It is beautiful back-lighted by the rising or setting sun. I have one in part shade and one in full sun. Both are thriving. Moderate water; cut to ground in early spring ("shatters" on first hard frost). Easily propagated by root ball division. Pest-free.