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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Edith Dudszus purple moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia (cultivar)


A selection of M. caerulea ssp caerulea for its rich purple, almost black, flower stems and dense flower spikes that rise above well mannered green tussocks.  Perfect for the autumn and winter garden in medium to wet soils in full sun to partial shade.  Deer resistant, juglone tolerant and excellent for coastal plantings as they are salt and salt spray tolerant.  


24-30 in


24-30 in


30-36 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Bloom Color:


Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds


  • Naturalizing
  • Interesting Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • October
  • September

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Low

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Winter
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Substitutions for Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Heidebraut moor grass Heidebraut moor grass (Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut')