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Briza media (Quaking grass)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Briza media

Other names

Quaking grass

Genus

Briza Briza

Species

B. media - B. media is a semi-evergreen, perennial grass growing clumps of flat, linear leaves, with flat, heart-shaped, golden seed heads which dangle from erect, slender branches.


Briza media is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Cream, Insignificant or absent, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Useful for dried flower arrangements. Cut stems for drying in sunny weather when spikelets are fully developed, but before seeds develop.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Briza media (Quaking grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.8m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows in most well-drained, fertile soils in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Briza media

Other names

Quaking grass

Genus

Briza Briza

Species

B. media - B. media is a semi-evergreen, perennial grass growing clumps of flat, linear leaves, with flat, heart-shaped, golden seed heads which dangle from erect, slender branches.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Cream, Insignificant or absent, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Useful for dried flower arrangements. Cut stems for drying in sunny weather when spikelets are fully developed, but before seeds develop.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Briza media (Quaking grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.8m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows in most well-drained, fertile soils in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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