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Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Sunbeam'

Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Sunbeam'
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Family:  Poaceae
Main Season:  Summer
Flower Colour:  Brown
Leaf Colour:  Green
Foliage:  Deciduous
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Good, moist, humus-rich
Height:  60cm to 90cm (2' to 3')
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H7 minimum at least -20C
Pot Size:  9cm

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A new introduction. Clumps of arching green foliage and stems to 75cm producing the greenish brown flowers in midsummer. Excellent warm golden yellow autumn and winter colour. Good soil in sun.

Not sure of the origin - we obtained it from a collector in the Netherlands in 2010.

Listed in the RHS Plant Finder as a cultivar of Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea but it is not.  The boundaries between the two subspecies are gtting blurred but this belongs in the lower growing group, ssp. caerulea.


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