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Molinia litoralis ‘Windspiel’
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Molinia litoralis Windspiel


<i>Molinia litoralis</i> ‘Windspiel’

<i>Molinia litoralis</i> ‘Windspiel’


Moor Grass

Innovative landscape architect Wolfgang Oehme, who has included more than a million ornamental grasses in his designs since 1975, considers Molinias to be some of the very best performers of them all. Certainly the most kinetically exciting grass, Molinia’s sturdy stems hold the delicate, straw-colored panicles all season above dense, arching tufts of deep green foliage. To heighten the drama, give them plenty of room and a dark background.

Molinia litoralis ‘Windspiel’ full sun  partial shade

The cultivar name is German for wind’s game and this grass plays against the sky. Stretching far above mounding 15 in. high, verdant ribbonlike blades, supple stems entertain an aura of tiny copper-colored inflorescences. We position ‘Windspiel’ in the frontlines and plant bold perennials such as Helianthus ‘Gold Lace’ or Vernonia crinita behind to enjoy the subtle other worldliness that’s created by looking through its blooms.

Size: 6' 0"–7' 0" high x 5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Molinia litoralis ‘Windspiel’ (G-0019)
Each $9.25
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