Molinia arundinacea Skyracer (Purple Moor Grass)

An abundance of reddish seed heads that mature to a slight purple shade on tall thin stalks that grow high above a clump of green grass blades that fade to green gold in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
6-8 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Buttonhead deep reddish-purple dome-like flowers grow on tall stems that rise on green divided foliage. Bears fruit that is ornamentally insignificant.

Blooms early to late summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)

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(Prairie Pillars™ Collection)Yellow flowers with an orange/brown centre bloom on tall stems with bright green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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(Mariachi™ Series) Vibrant red flowers rimmed in golden-yellow with brick-red centres bloom on upright densely branched stems above a compact mound of bright green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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(Color Spires® Series) Spikes of deep violet blue and white flowers grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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This deciduous perennial features variegated leaves of gray-green centres and butter yellow serrated edges that fade to pale creamy yellow. In early fall, delicate creamy white buds open to reveal pale pink flowers that are followed by russet red seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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Long, thin spikes of bright white, blue, pink, and purple flowers grow in an upright habit, along with dark green, lanceolate leaves that trail halfway up the stems in whorls to meet the blooms. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid- to late summer
4-7 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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An abundance of burgundy plumes that mature to tan in fall rise above arching blades of dark green with silver midribs. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring   
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C) 
4-5 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread 
Drought tolerant 
Tolerant to juglone 
Salt tolerant 
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Green globe-like spikelets are held on upright stems atop green grass like foliage.

Blooms early summer to fall
4-5 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide

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