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Molinia caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'

Molinia caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' - Strahlenquelle Moor Grass

More About Molinia caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'

  • Forms a compact upright clump of slightly arching narrow green leaves
  • Flower spikes change to tan seeds as they age
  • Open panicles rise well above the foliage
  • Slender stalks give the grass an airy appearance
  • Leaves turn a golden-yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Flower Height: 110 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

'Strahlenquelle' means "source of rays", which may be alluding to the golden fall colours of molinia  that radiate when backlit with the setting sun.

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:

60-110 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

Purple,Purple (deep)
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Strahlenquelle Moor Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Molinia is slow to mature and could take 3-5 years to reach full size. Grows best in a moist, well-drained, acidic soil, in full sun to partial shade. You can trim back the dead foliage in the fall for a tidier appearance, or leave it until spring to improve winter interest and provide root protection.


Molinia caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging

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