Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea ‘Bergfreund’

Tall moor grass

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'
  • Common name: Tall moor grass
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

Tall moor grass, Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea, is native to the British Isles. It forms mounds of bright green slender foliage, which take on yellow/brown tints in autumn before dying down. In summer huge upright green panicles erupt from the clump, which develop airy seedheads that last well in to autumn.

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Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea ‘Bergfreund’ bears transparent flowers covered with tiny cream beads, which darken as the year progresses. 

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Grow Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea ‘Bergfreund’ in moist soil in partial shade. It’s a good companion for autumn-flowering plants such as Verbena bonariensis and rudbeckia. There’s no need to divide as it isn’t invasive. Clear away any remaining dead leaves in spring. 

How to grow Molinia 'Bergfreund'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Molinia 'Bergfreund' and wildlife

Molinia 'Bergfreund' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Molinia 'Bergfreund' poisonous?

Molinia 'Bergfreund' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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