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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' (Fountain spray moor grass 'Strahlenquelle' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.7m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'

Other names

Fountain spray moor grass 'Strahlenquelle'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Strahlenquelle' _ 'Strahlenquelle' is a clump-forming grass with narrow arching leaves and airy purple flowers that fade to yellow-brown in autumn. This cultivar forms a broader plant than some others.


Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Flower

Green in Spring; Purple in Summer; Brown in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut down in early spring before new growth appears.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' (Fountain spray moor grass 'Strahlenquelle' ) will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'

Other names

Fountain spray moor grass 'Strahlenquelle'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Strahlenquelle' _ 'Strahlenquelle' is a clump-forming grass with narrow arching leaves and airy purple flowers that fade to yellow-brown in autumn. This cultivar forms a broader plant than some others.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring; Purple in Summer; Brown in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut down in early spring before new growth appears.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' (Fountain spray moor grass 'Strahlenquelle' ) will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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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This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' (Fountain spray moor grass 'Strahlenquelle' ) has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009. read more

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