Molinia will give structure to your garden, because it keeps its stubs erected and colored throughout the year. It is very popular in contemporary gardens.
Common name : Molinia
Scientific name : Molinia caerulea
Family : Poaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Moor grass - Molinas - are grasses growing naturally in moist moors where water level vary widely. The species Molinia caerulea is cultivated mainly in the garden for its varieties and subspecies with colored stubbles. These are especially great in autumn. This plant is deciduous, : it grows back in spring from its basal leaves. Molinas can become very large - up to 2.5 m in good conditions - and are satisfied with poor soils.
Sowing & planting
15 - 500
6 - 8
Plant my molinia
Molinias prefer poor and acidic drainage soils, and support a very variable soil moisture.
Plant in spring or autumn, in semi-shade or full sun, in a hole twice as large as the root ball. Then water copiously and mulch.
Water my molinia
Water the first month often to help recovery if it does not rain. Molinies tolerate all soil hygrometries.
After, you can stop all watering, unless their dry leaves saddens you during the summer in case of severe drought. In this case water, max twice a week.
Prune my molinia
At the end of winter.
Propagate my molinia
The most reliable method for multiplying cultivars and subspecies of molinies is to divide the tuft in April.
Cut the root ball in half or in quarters with the help of a spade, then replant.