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Molinia

Moor Grass

Innovative landscape architect Wolfgang Oehme, who included more than a million ornamental grasses in his designs, considered Molinias to be some of the very best performers of them all. Certainly the most kinetically exciting grass, Molinia’s dense arching tufts of deep green foliage offer sturdy stems holding delicate panicles that eventually age to a straw color and last for months. To heighten the drama, consider providing them with plenty of room and a dark background.

This tailored close-knit clump unleashes a bounty of dense wand-like panicles atop erect and divergent, sturdy green stems with mahogany stains. Showcased to great effect above the linear, grass-like medium green leaves, narrow, lanky deep green flower heads develop dramatic damson hues by late summer, while penny and biscuit tones warm the entire plant once the weather cools down. Maintaining her stylish vase-shaped silhouette well into winter, ‘Edith Dudszus’ can be ensconced anywhere tactile, vertical or kinetic elements are welcome.

 

Blooms July–November

Size: 4-1/2' – 4' 0" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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