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Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' (Purple moor grass 'Edith Dudszus')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Other names

Purple moor grass 'Edith Dudszus'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Edith Dudszus' _ 'Edith Dudszus' is a compact, tufted, deciduous perennial grass forming dense clumps of erect to slightly arching, flat, linear, mid-green leaves and dense, narrow panicles of dark purple flower spikelets on dark purple-red stems in summer.


Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead leaved and old flowered stems in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' (Purple moor grass 'Edith Dudszus') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Other names

Purple moor grass 'Edith Dudszus'

Genus

Molinia Molinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Edith Dudszus' _ 'Edith Dudszus' is a compact, tufted, deciduous perennial grass forming dense clumps of erect to slightly arching, flat, linear, mid-green leaves and dense, narrow panicles of dark purple flower spikelets on dark purple-red stems in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead leaved and old flowered stems in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Molinia caerulea subsp caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' (Purple moor grass 'Edith Dudszus') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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