Molina caerulea ssp arundinacea Skyracer
Skyracer Moor Grass
Details6-7 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide. Molina caerulea ssp arundinacea ‘Skyracer’ is at its best in the late summer/fall garden. The foliage forms a medium sized clump that blooms with a profusion of very tall, narrow, see-through flower spikes beginning in July. The foliage and flower spikes have excellent fall color ranging from golden to orange-yellow. Once blooming the plant is in constant motion, the flower spikes moving in the slightest breeze. ‘Skyracer’ Moor Grass grows best in average to moist soils and make a great rain garden grass.
|Common Name||Skyracer Moor Grass|
|Botanical Name||Molina caerulea ssp arundinacea Skyracer|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||6-7 ft. tall|
|Mature Spread||36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Summer to fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50", 50 to 60"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Easy to grow, Good for Erosion Control, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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