Quaking Grass

Quick Facts:

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

Quaking Grass

Description:

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.

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1g (approx. 250 seeds) GR101A $3.29 In stock $0.00
5g (approx. 1250 seeds) GR101B $5.59 Unavailable  
25g (approx. 6250 seeds) GR101C $10.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
125g (approx. 31250 seeds) GR101D $16.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
500g (approx. 125000 seeds) GR101E $52.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

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

How To Grow

The flowers of this unusual ornamental grass are known as panicles, and they are borne on flexible stems that cause them to bounce and tremble in the wind, hence, Quaking Grass.

Latin
Briza maxima
Family: Poaceae

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

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

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.