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Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea ‘Heidebraut’
at Digging Dog

Heather Bride

Molinia

Moor Grass

Innovative landscape architect Wolfgang Oehme, who has included more than a million ornamental grasses in his designs since 1975, considers Molinias to be some of the very best performers of them all. Certainly the most kinetically exciting grass, Molinia’s sturdy stems hold the delicate, straw-colored panicles all season above dense, arching tufts of deep green foliage. To heighten the drama, give them plenty of room and a dark background.

Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea ‘Heidebraut’ full sun  partial shade

Sporting a distinctive upright profile, the narrow tailored column of divergent thin green blades gives way to erect stems closely laden with greenish purple flower spikelets. Misty looking inflorescences offer beguiling glimpses of what lies behind, while flaxen-colored foliage signals autumn. Heather Bride’s striking vertical aspect can be positioned in the rockery, massed in a natural setting or planted as a counterpoint amid smaller more lax-looking plants.

Size: 2-1/2'–4' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea ‘Heidebraut’ (G-0549)
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