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Briza maxima

Rattlesnake grass

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourYellow, red, brown
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Briza maxima (Rattlesnake grass). This is a meadow grass with decorative spring flowers that look like oats. The flowers will make an unusual but long-lasting and ornamental addition to a fresh or dried floral arrangement.

Characteristics

Annual, Grass

Other common names

Pearl grass

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Border, ornamental, foliage, dried arrangements

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Propagation

The annuals from seed, the perennials can be grown from seed or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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