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A picture of a Purple Moor Grass 'Dauerstrahl'

Purple Moor Grass 'Dauerstrahl'

Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl'

Also known as

Purple Moor Grass

Molinia-caerulea-plant-association by Sten (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Purple Moor Grass 'Dauerstrahl'

Some Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' grass in the wild
Some purple moor grass Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl'
A close up of some purple moor grass Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl'

Purple Moor Grass 'Dauerstrahl' Overview

Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' is much simpler to remember by its common name of purple moor grass. It is a compact, deciduous grass cultivar in the Poaceae family of grasses. Forms dense clumps of narrow, linear leaves which display attractive autumn colouration, turning orange and brown shades in the winter. Flowers are grass-like and non-showy, coloured purple-brown, these are borne in the summer through to autumn. This hardy grass grows well in full sun or part shade and can cope with dry soils and hard winters.

How to propagate Purple Moor Grass 'Dauerstrahl'

Seed

Division

Divide clumps in spring.

Special features of Purple Moor Grass 'Dauerstrahl'

Attractive leaves