Molinia arundinacea Skyracer

Purple Moor Grass

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 2-3' (8' in flower) (Plant 2-3' apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

A medium-sized grass noted for its sky scraping wispy plumes held 5-6 above the tussock of fine-textured green blades. Outstanding fall color in yellow orange hues resemble rockets shooting from the ground.

The statuesque plumes rising from the mound soar skyward, gracefully swaying with the slightest breeze. Seed heads of Molinia Skyracer create a pleasing see-through veil that does not completely obscure the view of the landscape behind.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

Molinia General Information:

Finely-textured ornamental grass with upright habit is perfect for areas where you need height but don't have space for a wider plant. Stunning planted in mass in a sunny border. Expect outstanding yellow color in fall.

Molinia Plant Care:

May be cut back in late autumn or early spring. Divide in spring as needed. This ornamental grass is native to marshy riverbanks and prefers moist soil and cooler summers. Can handle some shade.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: MOSK