Molinia arundinacea -
Tall Moor Grass
We know that Tall Moor grass will be in the catalogue for many years
because of its striking form. It has narrow 60 cm (2') long leaves and
a beautiful arching habit. Few other grasses have such a great separation
between foliage and flowers.
Molinia arundinacea may self-sow. I (Muriel) have it in two places.
In shade it does self-sow and in full sun it doesn't.
Beautiful rich golden yellow colour in the fall.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is medium green; blades are wide; 80-100 cm (32-40") in height
Flowers July to frost; 150-220 cm (60-100") tall
Ideal conditions: full sun in cool climates; needs
shade and ample water in hot dry locations; likes moist fertile acid
Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further
info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Coreopsis, Sedum
Season of interest: August to winter
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once
a week); further info
Recommended spacing between plants: 60-100cm (24-40")
why such a difference?
Pronunciation: Molinia (moh-LIN-ee-ah) arundinacea
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