Molinia arundinacea 'Skyracer' - Tall Moor Grass

Outstanding as a specimen or in a large container. Very long-lived, durable and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Easily distinguised from the other tall Molinias by being more erect.

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is medium green; blades are wide; upright; 50-100 cm (20-40") 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; like moist fertile acid soil

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

Partner with: Molinia caerulea 'Variegata', Carex caryophyllea, Amsonia, Helectotrichon, Baptisia, Pycnanthemum, Carex muskingumensis, Carex flagellifera, Deschampsias

Season of interest: late spring to winter

Suggested uses: specimen, container, vertical accent, kinetic effect, border plant

Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth every week) further info

Recommended spacing between plants: 75-120cm (30-48") why such a difference?

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


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Molinia arundinacea 'Skyracer' - Tall Moor Grass
Molinia arundinacea 'Skyracer' - Tall Moor Grass