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Molinia caerulea ‘Dauerstrahl’
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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 ‘Dauerstrahl’ full sun  partial shade

The cultivar name translates to “enduring ray” for the long lasting beauty this fine textured grass bestows upon the garden. Prancing above robust low growing tufts of emerald green foliage, stiff mostly upright divergent stems showcase elegant panicles with slim dark purple spikelets.

‘Dauerstrahl’ is second-to-none as a container specimen or as a mixed border component, adding late season allure when bright golden yellow hues transform its blades and flowering stalks.

Blooms June – November.

Size: 3'–4' high x 2'–2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 4.

Molinia caerulea ‘Dauerstrahl’ (G-0531)
Each $8.75
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