Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Transparent'
purple moor grass
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: any moist but well-drained, preferably acid to neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The flowers of this deciduous grass have an open habit, so stand, airy and almost transparent, high above the foliage. It’s 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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