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Molinia caerulea 'Skyracer'
Common Name: Purple Moor Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

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Clumping tufted perennial grass forming dense clumps of bluish-green leaves to two to three feet. Clumps are topped with long arching see-through spikes of purple flowers in summer. These move in the slightest breeze. An elegant and dynamic grass. Try to postion it so it will be backlit by the afternoon sun.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Humid grasslands with soils poor in nutrients.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSpring - Fall 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Lysimachia atropurpurea "'Beaujolais'"
Euphorbia "Blackbird 'Nothowlee'"

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