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Family: PoaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: BrownLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Good, moist, humus-richHeight: 90cm to 1.2m (3' to 4')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
Approx. 50 in stock
Flower stems less erect than other forms, brown flowers age to soft yellow in autumn. 1.2m Good soil in full sun.
This is one of the taller, narow growing forms of Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea that push the height limit of that subspecies. Very useful for giving a bit of height in a mixed border without taking up very much space at all, and certainly without blocking the view or providing a dense barrier.
Neat clumps of delicate leaves send up masses of slender, but strong, stems bearing light purplish brown flowers in mid-summer. The height will depend on the moisture in your soil but expect 75cm on drier soil and 1m-1.2m on better moister soil.
As with most Molinia, 'Heidebraut' really comes into it's own in the garden with the lower temperatures of autumn when the green leaves and stems turn a clear buttery yellow and the seedheads have ripened to a soft brown. The stems usually hold until late December.
Named by Zilmer (or is it Zillmer?) by 1967.
Synonym: Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Heather Bride'.
Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba'£6.50
A taller form with arching heads of flowers in midsummer to 2.1m. Super golden strawy autumn/winter stem and foliage colour. Good soil in sun.
Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Sunbeam'£6.50
A new introduction. Clumps of arching green foliage and stems to 75cm producing the greenish brown flowers in midsummer. Excellent warm golden yellow autumn and winter colour. Good soil in sun.
Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Winterfreude'£6.50
Clumps of greyish green leaves and upright stems of dark flowers in midsummer to 1m. Good autumn and winter seedheads. Reasonable soil in full sun.