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Variegated Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'

Pronunciation: mo-LIN-i-a see-ROO-lee-uh
SKU #06170
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Highly ornamental clumps of green and creamy white striped blades, perfect for a continuous display as edging or a groundcover. Dainty spikes of gold flowers from late summer to fall. Grows in full sun in cool climates; best with some shade in hot, dry locations.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Midsummer to fall, persisting into winter.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Ground Cover, Edging
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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Camellia (Camellia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore Moor grass was used for thatching and straw for livestock in early agricultural communities of northern Europe.

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