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Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea ‘Skyracer’
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Molinia

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 caerulea ssp. arundinacea ‘Skyracer’ full sun  partial shade

Donning a sculptural statesmanlike presence and a dancer’s grace, especially when set in motion by summer breezes, this distinctive Kurt Bluemel selection grows narrowly upright. The pendulous grayish green ribbons comprise a low, 2 ft. high mounding clump that launches stiff stems with plum-colored seed heads and feathery, see-through panicles. Still showy in November, both foliage and lofty inflorescences adopt cozy sun-kissed golden yellow and amber fall colors.

Blooms June to October.

Size: 7'–8' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 4.

Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea ‘Skyracer’ (G-0031)
Each $8.75
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