Variegated Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||mo-LIN-i-a see-ROO-lee-uh|
|Lore||Moor grass was used for thatching and straw for livestock in early agricultural communities of northern Europe.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Midsummer to fall, persisting into winter.|
|Design Ideas||With its preference for acid soils, this Grass is ideal for the Pacific Northwest and Deep South. A great accent for the front of the border, or gang it around the edges of planters for a soft transition. Relaxed and sprawling, this Grass creates soft patches in wild gardens. Also attractive in sunny spots of shade gardens under conifers, where soil is acidic enough. Also does well on banks and borders. Short stature makes it good for city conditions.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Camellia (Camellia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)|
Provide enriched, moist, neutral to acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Provide some shade and ample water in hot, arid locations. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9