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Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windspiel'

Windspiel moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia (cultivar)


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A selection with clump forming mounds 15-20" tall.  Flowering begins in June, reaching from 6-7' tall.  Leaves turn vibrant yellow in Autumn, and the flowers add winter structure and interest during the dark days of winter. Deer resistant, juglone tolerant and excellent for coastal plantings as they are salt and salt spray tolerant. 

It is truly the autumn color that makes this a focal point.   


Height:

6-7 ft

Spread:

18-24 in

Spacing:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Tan

Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windspiel' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds

Attributes

  • Long Blooming
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Rain Garden
  • Coastal
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • December

Foliage Color

  • Green

Grass Season

  • Cool Season Grass

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • High

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Winter
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist


Substitutions for Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windspiel'

Edith Dudszus purple moor grass Edith Dudszus purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus')
Feather reed grass Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster')