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Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Poul Petersen'

Other names

Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Poul Petersen' _ 'Poul Petersen' is a tufted, deciduous, perennial grass forming dense clumps of upright, flat, linear, mid-green leaves and dense, narrow panicles of dark purple flower spikelets on in summer.


Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Poul Petersen' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead leaved and old flowered stems in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, preferably acid, moist but well-drained 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

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Poul Petersen'

Other names

Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Poul Petersen' _ 'Poul Petersen' is a tufted, deciduous, perennial grass forming dense clumps of upright, flat, linear, mid-green leaves and dense, narrow panicles of dark purple flower spikelets on in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead leaved and old flowered stems in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, preferably acid, moist but well-drained 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

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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