Purple Moor Grass 'Dauerstrahl'

Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl'

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Some Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' grass in the wild
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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.

Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Division

Divide clumps in spring.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Poaceae

Flower colour

Purple