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Family: PoaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: BrownLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Good, moist, humus-richHeight: 1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')Peat Free? Not yetHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
A taller form with arching heads of flowers in midsummer to 2.1m. Super golden strawy autumn/winter stem and foliage colour. Good soil in sun.
Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba' has not been grown in the UK for that long but has certainly proved to be a strong, tough and vigorous form. It quickly makes substantial clumps of rich green foliage up to c. 75cm (2'6") tall and across before sending out tall, arching flower stems to about 2.1m-2.4m (7'-8'), a new planting will reach these sizes by year three in a decent soil. The flower stems do arch a lot, the tips can be pointing towards the ground by autumn.
'Cordoba' is one of the airy flowered forms (like the better known 'Transparent'). The flowers start a light green in June-July when they emerge but are at their showiest in the autumn and early winter whe they have turned a delicate strawy gold. The foliage will turn a slightly richer golden orange in autumn.
Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba' was named by the well known German nurseryman and breeder Ernst Pagels to commemorate the city which he admired.