Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Variegata' (also called Variegated purple moor grass)
subsp. caerulea 'Variegata'
Clump forming, deciduous, ornamental grass with green and cream striped leaves. Combines well with Rudbeckias and other prairie-style perennials. The fine, light leaves add movement to the garden and last well through to autumn. They look very good with the late summer and autumn sun shining through them.
Purplish flower spikes and variegated leafs from summer to autumn.
Dense, upright, arching habit.
Stems – straight, creamy-yellow.
Leaves – arching, flat, green with cream stripes.
Flowers – arched stems carry spikes of purplish flowers.
Full sun or partial shade.
Well drained to moist. Acid to neutral.
Lift and divide congested clumps in autumn or spring. If not supported by other plants use ring stakes or brushwood supports before flowering. Remove old flower heads in spring and comb out dead foliage using a hand fork.
Generally free of pests and diseases.
Divide in spring or autumn. Sow seeds in spring in a cold frame.
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