Purple Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Molinia (mol-IN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: caerulea subsp. arundinacea
Cultivar: Skyracer

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Downers Grove, Illinois

Commerce Township, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Olympia, Washington

Richland, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 25, 2012, Noodles from Olympia, WA wrote:

The tall thin blooms are especially beautiful when backlighted by the morning or evening sun.

Positive

On May 17, 2010, jeannekamgarden from Downers Grove, IL wrote:

This is a great grass. Very tall. I've had it for years. It's in full sun all day and does fine. It's particularly beautiful in the Chicago area fall and winter.

Positive

On Jun 24, 2008, grik from Saint Paul, MN wrote:

A well behaved clump of green in the garden. I forget I have it until it sends up its tall airy blooms and then it is quite lovely. Make sure to give it room for its display. It is like a living kinetic sculpture in the breeze.

Neutral

On Jun 29, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Also known as Tall Moor Grass.