Molinia caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' - Moor Grass

Molinias grow quite well in full sun when ample water is provided. Grown in shade, the colour is darker green and is less dependent on regular watering.

'Edith Dudszus' is a superior selection with a clear separation between the flowers and foliage. It also turns a nice yellow in the fall.

The trick to growing Molinias well is to provide enough light to favour a good crop of flowers while avoiding deep shade.

Molinia caerulea is slow to establish.

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is green; blade width is medium; 50 cm (20") in height
Flowers from mid-summer to frost; 90 cm (36") tall; well above the foliage

Ideal conditions: full sun in cool climates; shade and ample water in hot dry locations; its preference is moist, fertile soil and it will do well in acid soil

Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Partner with: Kalimeris incisa (Molinia 'Edith Dudszus' behind and Kalimeris in front)

Season of interest: mid-summer to winter

Suggested uses: specimen, groups or massed

Drought tolerance rating: 3 (water to root depth once a week) further info

The species is native to: moist places - UK, Europe, Asia

Recommended spacing between plants: 30-70 cm (12-28") why such a difference?

Pronunciation: Molinia (moh-LIN-ee-ah) caerulea (ser-OO-lee-ah)


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