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Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer' (Purple moor grass 'Skyracer')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

Other names

Purple moor grass 'Skyracer'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Skyracer' _ 'Skyracer' is a clump-forming, tufted, deciduous perennial grass with flat, arching, linear, mid-green leaves that turn gold in autumn. Narrow, dense panicles of purple flower spikelets bloom in summer.


Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Flower

Purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Gold in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer' (Purple moor grass 'Skyracer') will reach a height of 2.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably acid to neutral soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

Other names

Purple moor grass 'Skyracer'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Skyracer' _ 'Skyracer' is a clump-forming, tufted, deciduous perennial grass with flat, arching, linear, mid-green leaves that turn gold in autumn. Narrow, dense panicles of purple flower spikelets bloom in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Gold in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer' (Purple moor grass 'Skyracer') will reach a height of 2.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably acid to neutral soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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