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’|
|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|