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Briza maxima (Greater Quaking Grass)

A beautiful grass with thin stems hung with pale green flowers, which look like raindrops as they catch the light.
1

200 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - August, 12 weeks from spring sowing.
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
maxima
Common name
Greater Quaking Grass
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow direct April-May and/or late August-September. Sow under cover February-March. Plant in full sun, soil should be well-drained and average to humus-rich. Add grit to the base of the hole on heavy ground. Water until established.

Description

A beautiful grass with thin stems hung with pale green flowers, which look like raindrops as they catch the light. Dries brilliantly too.

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.

Care Tips

Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. Will self sow.