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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

Moorhexe moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia


A selection of M. caerulea ssp caerulea for its deep purple flower that become purple brown seed heads on top of green stems. Perfect green tufts of foliage.  Excellentthroughtout the growing season but striking for the autumn and winter garden in medium to wet soils in full sun to partial shade.  Entire plant becomes a striking wheat color in winter.  Deer resistant, juglone tolerant and excellent for coastal plantings as they are salt and salt spray tolerant.  


2-3 ft


18-24 in


2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Bloom Color:


Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade


  • Long Blooming
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Coastal
  • Clay Soil
  • Rain Garden
  • Naturalizing

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Grass Season

  • Cool Season Grass

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Low

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Winter

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Substitutions for Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

Edith Dudszus purple moor grass Edith Dudszus purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus')