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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
purple moor-grass 'Edith Dudszus'
Molinia caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'
Molinia are deciduous perennial grasses, tufted in habit, with flat, linear leaves and erect stems bearing open flowering panicles in summer
'Edith Dudszus' forms dense tussocks of narrow upright leaves, colouring in autumn. Slender plumes of densely-set dark purple spikelets are borne on deep purple-black arching stems, to 90cm tall. The stems turn colour as they age, becoming orange-yellow by late autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil but prefers neutral to acid soils
Propagate by division in spring and pot up until established
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Prairie Planting
Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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