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Types of Ornamental Grasses

Purple Moor Grass
Molinia litorialis

Zone: 4-8

Height: 4-5 feet

Purple Moor Grass has a neat mound habit of bright green foliage. The foliage will reach a height of about 18-24 inches with the real drama coming with the flowers. The variety 'Skyracer' sends up flower stalks 5-8 feet high well above the foliage. The flower stalks tend to fan out a little from the center. Flowering occurs from June- October. Purple Moor Grass thrives in full sun or very light shade and prefers well-drained sites and slightly acidic soils.