Quaking Grass

Quaking Grass

SKU: GR101
The flowers of this unusual ornamental grass are known as panicles, and they are borne on flexible stems that causes them to bounce and tremble in the wind, hence, Quaking Grass. This grass will grow in full sun to partial shade, in containers, raised beds, or in xeriscaping schemes. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

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More details about Quaking Grass

Briza maxima. The flowers of this unusual ornamental grass are known as panicles, and they are borne on flexible stems that causes them to bounce and tremble in the wind, hence, Quaking Grass. This  grass will grow in full sun to partial shade, in containers, raised beds, or in xeriscaping schemes. Make sure the soil is well drained and not that fertile, and the flower stalks will appear in mid summer to 50cm (20") tall. Quaking Grass is a cool season, slow growing, clump forming annual grass that takes time to establish. Once it is growing, it requires very little care. It is tolerant of drought and stress, and is non-competitive.

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Height to 50cm (20")
    • Great for containers
    • Sun or partial shade

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All About Quaking Grass

Latin

Latin
Briza maxima
Family: Poaceae

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

Timing
Sow indoors in peat pots, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant after frost at 30cm (12") spacing. Or direct sow outdoors after last frost or in the autumn. Expect germination in 10-21 days.

Starting

Starting
Sow 5mm (1/8") deep, and keep soil just moist.

Growing

Growing
This annual grass will grow in full sun to partial shade, in containers, raised beds, or in xeriscaping schemes. Make sure the soil is well drained and not that fertile. Once it is growing, it requires very little care. It is tolerant of drought and stress, and is non-competitive.

How to Grow Quaking Grass

Step 1: Timing

Sow indoors in peat pots, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant after frost at 30cm (12") spacing. Or direct sow outdoors after last frost or in the autumn. Expect germination in 10-21 days.

Step 2: Starting

Sow 5mm (1/8") deep, and keep soil just moist.

Step 3: Growing

This annual grass will grow in full sun to partial shade, in containers, raised beds, or in xeriscaping schemes. Make sure the soil is well drained and not that fertile. Once it is growing, it requires very little care. It is tolerant of drought and stress, and is non-competitive.

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