Sunday, June 24, 2012

Moor Grass

Molinia caerulia
External link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Moor_Grass
Hardy zones 4 to 8

'Bride of the Heath'
Also called 'Heidebraut'. Forms a foliage clump up to 1 foot with upright flower plumes up to 3 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Continuous Ray'
Also called 'Dauerstrahl'. Forms a foliage clump up to 1 foot with arching flower plumes up to 3 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Moor Flame'
Forms a foliage clump up to 1 foot with flower plumes up to 2.5 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Moorhexe'
Forms a foliage clump up to 1 foot with dark colored flower plumes up to 2.5 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Source of Ray'
Also called 'Strahlenquelle'. Forms a foliage clump up to 2 foot with arching, heavy, large, purple flower plumes up to 4 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Variegata' ( Variegated Purple Moor Grass )
Forms a foliage clump up to 2 foot with arching flower plumes up to 4 feet high borne during mid to late summer. The attractive foliage is striped yellow.
Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Molinia littoralis ( Tall Purple Moor Grass )
Hardy zones 4 to 8

'Fontaine'
Forms a foliage clump up to 4 foot with gracefully arching flower plumes up to 6 feet high borne during mid to late summer. The foliage turns golden-yellow in autumn.

'Friend of the Mountain'
Also called 'Bergfreund'. Forms a foliage clump up to 3 foot with rich colored flower plumes up to 5 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Karl Foerster'
Forms a foliage clump up to 3 foot with flower plumes up to 7 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Skyracer'
Stiffly upright, forming a foliage clump up to 2 x 4 feet with showy flower plumes up to 9 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Staefa'
Forms a foliage clump up to 1 foot with profuse, finely-textured flower plumes up to 5 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Transparent'
Forms a foliage clump up to 1 foot with gracefully arching, large flower plumes up to 7 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

'Wind's Game'
Also called 'Windspiel'. Forms a foliage clump up to 1 foot with upright flower plumes up to 7 feet high borne during mid to late summer.

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