Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'
Also called Purple Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer' - Skyracer Moor Grass - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design
More About Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'
- Forms a robust arching clump of wide medium-green leaves turning a golden-yellow in the fall
- Purple flower spikes appear in July and change to tan seeds as they age
- Open panicles rise well above the foliage
- Slender flower stalks give the grass an airy appearance
- Bloom Time: July
- Flower Colour: Purple
- Flower Height: 220 cm
- Foliage Height: 100 cm
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Skyracer Moor Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
This cultivar of molinia is a more robust grower and flower stalks have a more upright habit. 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 additional winter protection.
Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer' Characteristics
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average