Molinia caerulea 'Poul
Petersen' - Moor Grass
A great selection of Molinia, which came to us by way
of our good friends at Free Spirit Nursery. 'Poul Petersen'
is very attractive when massed, especially if combined with
smaller Carex, such as 'Beatlemania'
or Carex aurea.
M. 'Poul Petersen' would also look very nice as a backdrop
sprinkled with Allium
senescens to add colour and interest.
Molinia caerulea is slow to establish.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is green; blade width is medium; 30 cm (12") in
Flowers from mid-summer to frost; 60 cm (24") tall; well
above the foliage
Ideal conditions: shade to part shade
and well-drained soil; full sun in cool climates; shade
and ample water in hot dry locations; its preference is
moist, fertile soil and it will do well in acid soil
Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further
info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Carex
'Beatlemania', Carex aurea,
Season of interest: mid-summer to winter
Suggested uses: specimen, groups, massed,
in a deep large container
Drought tolerance rating: 3
(water to root depth once a week) further
Native to: moist places - UK, Europe, Asia
Recommended spacing between plants: 30-70 cm (12-28")
why such a difference?
Pronunciation: Molinia (moh-LIN-ee-ah) caerulea (ser-OO-lee-ah)
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