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Briza media

Quaking grass

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.5m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourPurple, green, yellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Briza media (Quaking grass). This species is a tuft-forming perennial grass that will grow to about 70cm high. It has medium green leaves and in summer it will bear panicles of about 30 hanging brownish to purple seed heads.

Characteristics

Perennial, Grass

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, borders and dried flower arrangements.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil with sun or partial shade.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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