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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Heidebraut moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia


More compact than the other selections we grow and flowering much earlier, with tufts only growing 1 to 1.5' tall, while flower stems arise 3-4' and are golden.  Use them in the foreground allowing the setting sun to back light them.  Deer, animal, juglone and salt tolerant.  Plant with perennials that will wander through the foliage to accent without ruining the show.  


3-4 ft


12-18 in


18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Bloom Color:


Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds


  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming
  • Interesting Foliage
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Rain Garden


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Low

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Winter

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Plants that work well with Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Homestead purple verbena Homestead purple verbena (Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple')
Lidakense stonecrop Lidakense stonecrop (Sedum cauticola 'Lidakense')

Substitutions for Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Edith Dudszus purple moor grass Edith Dudszus purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus')
Moorhexe moor grass Moorhexe moor grass (Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe')
Feather reed grass Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster')