Purple Moor Grass As a Groundcover or Ornamental Grass for Damp Gardens
Surprisingly enough for a grass that tolerates damp ground, it is also a drought tolerant species. A single weekly watering will keep it alive (but not thriving) Note that this survival means that it has to be planted where it likes to live - mostly damp, acidic soils and that it will survive some abuse and weather swings. If you plant it in the full sun in poor dry soils, it is not going to live very long in that it is not a dryland plant to begin with.
Not only does this plant do well as a ground cover, there are those who love to use it in damp container growing areas (like sunken water gardens or bogs). The variegated variety (pictured) is most often used in formal containers or small bog gardens.
Height 12-16 inches
Spacing: 18-24" inches (45 cm)
Sun: Full sun
Hardiness: USDA zone 4
Speed of growth: Slow
Propagation: Easiest by division in spring but it does grow from seed
Flowering: typical insignificant grass but production from mid-summer
Pronunciation: Molinia (moh-LIN-ee-ah) caerulea (ser-OO-lee-ah)
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