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
Molinia caerulea is slow to establish.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is green; blade width is medium; 50 cm (20") in
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
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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