Molinia caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'
- Fountain Spray Moor Grass
Purple Moor grass will grow quite well as a ground cover in wet acid
soils. It also looks great on its own, especially grown in containers
where it can take on a more formal appearance.
This plant make a great specimen as it is wider than it is tall.
Strahlenquelle means 'source of rays'.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage - medium green; of medium blade width; 40-60 cm
(16-24") in height
Flowers - July to frost; 100-120 cm (40-48") tall
Ideal conditions: full sun in cool climates; needs
ample water and shade in hot dry locations; likes moist, fertile, acid
Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone;
further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Actaea rubra, Allium cernuum, Salix
Season of interest: mid-summer to winter
Drought tolerance rating: 3 (water to
root depth once a week); further
Recommended spacing between plants: 60-90 cm (24-36")
why such a difference?
Pronunciation: Molinia (moh-LIN-ee-ah) caerulea (ser-OO-lee-ah)
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