Purplie Moor Grass

Plant picture

Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Molinia caerulea cv. Transparent
Common Name: Purplie Moor Grass
Type: Ornamental Grass
Garden: Iris Meadow
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: June to October
Height: 60-84 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: Purple, Green, Yellow
Special Characteristics:
  • Allen Centennial Garden Director Ben Futa's all time favorite grass
  • Elegant
  • open vase shape
  • Takes up a lot of volume but not visually heavy
  • Flowers are green but then fade to purple-brown then a brilliant electric buttery yellow in late fall
  • Stands up pretty well in winter though wet snow will knock it down
  • Plays well with dew and other tall seedheads around it
  • Cool season grass
  • blooms early
  • Slow growing
  • Deer tolerant
Potential Pests: None
Serious Pests: None Serious
Potential Diseases: None
Serious Diseases: None Serious