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Re: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

It like moist but well drained soils but will not do well long term in sodden or bone dry....not many plants do. Miscanthus might be more resilient.

  • Posted: Thu. 11th September 2014 15:27

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

Question from Petra

In forum: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

How well does this grass cope with winter waterlogging and summer dryness?

  • Posted: Wed. 10th September 2014 21:12

Molinia "Edith Dudszus"

Question from Jacqui

In forum: Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Is it possible to grow this grass from seed and if so can anybody recommend a seller. Thanks

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 19:12

Molinia "Edith Dudszus"

Question from Jacqui

In forum: Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Is it possible to grow this grass from seed and if so can anybody recommend a seller. Thanks

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 19:12

Re: Need wind hardy plant ideas

Message from Robert Kennett - Garden Designer

In forum: Garden design

How about going for a prairie planting scheme. After all prairie's are well adapted to wind. In fact if you choose some grasses they make best use of the wind by gently billowing and arching adding movement to otherwise static gardens. Try Molinia Windspeil or Stipa tenuissima for starters. Mix the grasses with perennials such as might be found in a meadow e.g. Achillea, Scabious, ox-eye daisies. I have a few shots of a prairie planting scheme I did last year on my website - www.rkgardendesign.co.uk

  • Posted: Mon. 16th May 2011 19:20

Re: Suggestions for new planting

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Catherine,

As the site is sunny yet windy why not think about prairie style planting? A combination of grasses and flowers would be interesting to look at, you could incorporate some evergreen shrubs for winter structure, and try and include flowers that leave attractive seedheads for additional winter interest.

Possibilities include:

Grasses – Miscanthus , Stipa and Molinia .

Flowering plants –
Rudbeckia , Eryngium , Achillea , and Monarda .

Winter structure –
Carex flagellifera is an evergreen grass, Pittosporum is an evergreen shrub that can compliment prairie planting quite well, and Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii ‘Profusion’ is deciduous but really comes into interest in winter when it displays bright purple berries.

Hope this gives you something to think about. If you do go for any of these plants remember to add to your ‘plants I have’ list to receive regular care instructions.


  • Posted: Sun. 3rd October 2010 11:58

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Strahlenquelle' (Fountain spray moor grass 'Strahlenquelle' ) has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 20:01

You asked for it!

Message from Ann

In forum: New to gardening

I am dying to bore someone with this so thanks for asking lol !.
On the pergola - Rosa Malvern Hills, jasminium nudiforum, lonicera graham thomas, clematis huldine, rosa maid of kent.
Bedding is long - achillea, agastache, alchemilla, anemone, anthemis, aquilegia, aruncus, aster, astratia, bidens, calamagrostis karl forester, campanula, catanache, centratnthus, cimicifuga purpurea, coreopsis, delphinium, deschampsia, dianthus, diasica, digitalis, epimedium rubrum, erigeron, erynciums, erysimum, euphorbia, gaura the bride, geranium, geum, gypsophillia, helenium, helianthus, herocallis, heuchera, iris, knautia, kniphofia, libertia, lubularia, linaria, lupins, maclays microcarpa, miscanthus, molinia, nepeta, origanum, osteospernum, paeony, panicum, papaver, pennisetum, penstemon, persicaria, polemonium, potentillia, salvia, sedum, sisyrinchium, stachys byzantia, stipa, thermopsis, trifollium, verbena, veronica + shurbs and other climbers.

Thanks for the advice and offer on edibles especially the corn, best I wait until the veg beds are done for that, I have put off edibles way too long because seed seems daunting, Must do it now - I need to get a propogator really but will try strawberries for sure. Any tips on which one? will try onions and carrots I think - and definately garlic under the roses. Any "easy" things to try that you can suggest? Never grown a thing before so something to give me confidence would be great.

Many thanks - That should keep you going for a while!


  • Posted: Fri. 6th March 2009 11:51