Molinia arundinacea - Tall Moor Grass

We know that Tall Moor grass will be in the catalogue for many years because of its striking form. It has narrow 60 cm (2') long leaves and a beautiful arching habit. Few other grasses have such a great separation between foliage and flowers.

Molinia arundinacea may self-sow. I (Muriel) have it in two places. In shade it does self-sow and in full sun it doesn't.

Beautiful rich golden yellow colour in the fall.

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is medium green; blades are wide; 80-100 cm (32-40") in height
Flowers July to frost; 150-220 cm (60-100") tall

Ideal conditions: full sun in cool climates; needs shade and ample water in hot dry locations; likes moist fertile acid soil

Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Partner with: Coreopsis, Sedum

Season of interest: August to winter

Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once a week); further info

Recommended spacing between plants: 60-100cm (24-40") why such a difference?

Pronunciation: Molinia (moh-LIN-ee-ah) arundinacea (ah-run-din-AH-see-ah)


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Molinia arundinacea - Tall Moor Grass
Molinia arundinacea - Tall Moor Grass