Forms a narrow clump of upright foliage with straight, needle like flower stems up to 50cm tall. Foliage fades from green to golden brown in late summer with flower spikes turning from purple to brown/black as they age. A beautiful plant that provides a delicate backdrop to perovskia, sedum or achillea.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Allium atropurpureum (ornamental onion), Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ (Russian Sage), Sedum ‘Matrona’ (ice plant)
Grasses - Sesleria autumnalis (autumn moor grass)
Care of Molinia caerulea Moorhexe
Cut back hard in late winter before spring growth appears.
Provides winter homes for hibernating ladybirds and beetles.
Height and spread: 0.50m Height, 0.30m Spread
Common name: Purple Moor Grass
Position in the garden: Full sun or partial shade
Soil type: Most soil types
Flowering period: July to September
Hardiness: Fully hardy