Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorflamme'

Purple Moor Grass

Deciduous Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial

A wonderful ornamental grass with upright flowers that don't flop. It's one of the first to flower and its inflorescences remain attractive well into fall and winter lending an airy effect to the garden. Great en masse or pepper them through the garden as individual specimens.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 24 - 30 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Fall Color, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Bronze / Copper, Brown / Chocolate

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer, Fall

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos