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Briza maxima - Greater quaking grass

Briza maxima is a beautiful grass with thin stems, hung with pale green flowers that look like rain drops as they catch the light. More
200 seeds 020004 £1.95 In stock
5 seedlings 510326-5 £5.95 Delivery mid March
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Delivery from mid-April. When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
10 seedlings 510326-10 £8.95 Delivery mid March
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Delivery from mid-April. When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
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Briza maxima is a beautiful grass with thin stems, hung with pale green flowers that look like rain drops as they catch the light.

It's brilliant for arrangements in a dark room or a church. The drops act like mirrors and reflect the light. This will self-sow.

Genus Briza maxima
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Greater Quaking Grass, Pearl grass, Briza major
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct April-May and/or late August-September. Sow undercover February-March.
Care Tips This will self sow. This is a cut-and-come-again variety.
Flowering 10-12 weeks from spring sowing.
Vase Life Flowers will produce for 2-3 months. Cut flower will last 10-14 days in the vase. Will dry.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 16th June 2014 by pjroche

Really pretty grass but make sure you have plenty of room as they self sow PROLIFICALLY and thickly. 3 or 4 seedlings have now covered an area about 2m sqr!