Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'
purple moor-grass 'Moorhexe'
'Moorhexe' is a compact deciduous grass forming a dense clump of narrow, upright leaves turning pale brown and orange in winter, with narrow purplish flower heads in late summer
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Molinia are deciduous perennial grasses, tufted in habit, with flat, linear leaves and erect stems bearing open flowering panicles in summer
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How to grow
Will grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil but prefers acidic soil
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring
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