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
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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
Group/Species maxima
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Greater Quaking Grass, Pearl grass, Briza major
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing Spreads to 50cm (20in), thin to 20-30cm (8-12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct April-May and/or late August-September. Sow under cover February-March.
Care Tips This will self sow. This is a cut-and-come-again variety.
Flowering June - August, 12 weeks from spring sowing.
Vase Life Several weeks, will dry.
Harvesting Flower production: 10-12 weeks.
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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Briza maxima (Greater quaking grass) reviews

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Anne

Fab germination and most decorative grass. Love it.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

These have come up beautifully and are so pretty.

Really unusual addition to my garden

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Fab germination and most decorative grass. Love it.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Stefanovic

Germination rate is 100%, stunning grass adorning my flower bed now.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

I had to wait for these plants, they look lovely among my herbaceous border. very pleased with them

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carol

They never fail to impress. Your phone service is very helpful. I plant these 2 plants together in very large white pots and yet again am asked where from. They have never seen Cosmos so healthy and large and Ammi the same. (The latter being my favourite flower.). Friends always say that from home grown seeds the flowers never look anything like mine. What is your secret?'!

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Jane

Not as I'd hoped, rather weedy

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Jan

They didn’t flower for very long

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Gill

Did well lovely swinging in the breeze

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Patricia

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Elaine

Only 3 of the 5 plants survived and again, the remaining plants struggled.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Helen

Although they grew they never developed long tall stems which I could use.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Michael

Excellent quality
Securely packed

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Sam

Lovely healthy seedlings that grew into strong beautiful plants.

Beware of Self Seeding

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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!