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Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'

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More About Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'

  • Forms a compact arching mound of creamy-white and green variegated foliage
  • Slender flower stalks rise well above the foliage, giving this grass an airy appearance
  • Flower spikes change to tan seeds as they age
  • Leaves turn a striking golden-yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: July
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • 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:

5

Height:

50-80 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Variegated Purple 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 'Variegata' 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

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Variegated
White
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Border/edging