moor grass ‘Moorflamme’

One of the shortest grasses in our garden, Molinia caerulea ‘Moorflamme’ turns a buttery yellow in the fall, with coppery-golden seed heads that float amongst the foliage of neighboring plants in airy clusters.

Molinia caerulea ‘Moorflamme’ (moor grass ‘Moorflamme’) have dense clumps of green foliage only grow to about a foot and a half tall, with flower stalks that double the height. Native to wet grasslands in Europe and Asia, it provides a nice texture that waves delicately in the wind.

Botanical Name Molinia caerulea ‘Moorflamme’
Common Name moor grass ‘Moorflamme’
Family Poaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 3-4ft x 2-3ft (90-120cm x 60-90cm)
Flower Color Light Purple
Attracts Wildlife Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Cultivated form of a plant native to Europe/Asia.
Location in Lurie Garden Northeast Light Plate, Northwest Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate

Average Flowering Time