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Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Wind Chime'

Purple Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea ‘Wind Chime’ is the tall, graceful accent grass that you’ve been looking for! This Purple Moor Grass is also known as ‘Windspiel’, which in German translates to “wind play”, and it’s no surprise as to why. In June, panicles of airy, dusty mauve inflorescences appear above linear, medium green blades, which make for a peaceful display when swaying gently in warm summer breezes. Come September, the entire plant takes on a golden amber tone, playing beautifully against a sunlight silhouette. The seedheads persist upright throughout the winter, providing textural interest to the landscape: the delicate seedheads covered in a light frost are truly a magical sight. As if its beauty wasn’t a reason enough to want to try this clumping cool season graminoid, ‘Wind Chime’ Purple Moor Grass is also highly salt tolerant, juglone and deer resistant, with inflorescences up to 7’ high at the height of the growing season – a true garden warrior!

  • Category: Grasses
  • Alternate Cultivar: Wind Chime
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Height: 72 Inches
  • Spread: 24 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Purple

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Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
366 Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea Wind Chime (Windspiel) #1 Login for pricing
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Structure
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Foliage Color
Green
Grass Season
Cool Season