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 B. 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 20-50cm (8-20in)
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 May - 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 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!