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Holcus mollis 'Albo-variegatus'

Also called Creeping Soft Grass


Holcus mollis 'Albo-variegatus' - Creeping Velvet Grass

More About Holcus mollis 'Albo-variegatus'

  • AKA Holcus mollis 'Variegatus'
  • Forms a low growing mound of soft, semi-evergreen, variegated foliage
  • Leaf blades are almost completely white with a thin centre stripe of green
  • It makes a great contrast when planted amongst spring bulbs
  • Purple-topped flower spikes
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

15-25 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Creeping Velvet Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. It is recommended to prune foliage almost to ground level in midsummer, to allow for new growth in the fall months. Although they are easily removed, holcus can be somewhat invasive.


Holcus mollis 'Albo-variegatus' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Clumping

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Holcus mollis 'Albo-variegatus'

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