Scientific Name: Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'
Common Name: tall moor grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Filler, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Waterside planting
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Parallel venation, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, Purple, Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Tall grass (2m); leaves about 1m long x 2cm wide, medium green that are folded and have a thick midrib; inflorescence to 3m high, panicle of spikelets that look braided.