Molinia caerulea Windspiel description:
Golden feathery flower spikes on very tall stems in the summer and on into the start of winter.
Use in the middle or back of a flower border.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Excellent for adding movement to the middle of a border, or near a patio and is easy and straightforward.
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Common name: Windspiel Tall Moor Grass.
Also known as: Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea Windspiel or Molinia litoralis Windspiel.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a smallish space.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also prefers an acid soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 180 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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