Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Variegata'

Variegated Purple Moor Grass

Deciduous Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial

Small to medium-sized ornamental grass with white variegated foliage. Great as part of a mixed border or is lovely planted en masses as a groundcover.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Variegated, White, Ivory / Cream

Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer, Fall

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Once-a-Year Maintenance
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, mid-plane filler, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Clumping, Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Landscape Crew Friendly, Once-a-Year Care, Prune annually

Plant Combos