Moor Grass

Ornamental grasses don’t get a lot of love in most gardenscapes partly due to our association with grass and the work involved to maintain it.  However each year newer and dramatic varieties are introduced into the gardening world making it almost impossible to resist their draw.  Upright, tidy, bushy mounds of Moor Grass with it’s bright green blades it a great addition to any bright and sunny spot.  While slow to establish they produce gorgeous late season interest by changing into brilliant autumn tones that revive a possibly tired garden at the end of it’s season.

Moor grass should be divided every 2 to 3 years in the Spring to give it a renewal on life making the center of each mound continue to appear tidy and clean while giving you more plants to use elsewhere.

Moor Grass

Molinia sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moderate-moist
  • Height: 2-7′, depending on variety
  • Width: Up to 1′
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Fall, depending on variety
  • Bloom Colour: Purplish panicles
  • Foliage Colour: Green, variegated
  • Pests and Disease: Leaf spot
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, privacy
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Fall colour, cut and dried flowers, attract birds, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 5-9

Example Varieties:

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