Tall Purple Moor grass (Molinia arundinacea) 'Windsäule'

Clumps of mid green leaves to 50 cm produce tall more or less upright stems topped with greenish brown flowers in mid summer. The foliage can take on a greyish tint at times but tends more towards a soft green and like most forms of M. caerulea ssp. arundinacea the foliage does make quite a substantial clump. Well worth surrounding it with flowering herbaceous plants to hide the leaves! The distinguishing feature of 'Windsaule' is that although the habit and size is the same as the old and popular variety 'Windspiel' the flower heads are more open when mature than that variety which has very short (if any) branches of the panicle. Useful if you want a more light headed appearance.

Winterhardy warm season perennial
Height 100/250 cm
Width 100-120 cm
Spacing 120 cm /3-5 pc/m2
Flowering time VIII-X
Site sunny or partially shaded, drier to medium moisture rich soil.
Use accent, groups
Cutting back late spring
Propagation division
Availability 2020 spring plants
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