Quaking grass

Briza media

Quaking grass - Briza media

Common Name: Quaking grass
Genus: Briza
Species: media

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Green, Purple
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, PurpleFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




A matt forming evergreen grass with purplish tinted blue-green leaves. Throughout summer locket-shaped green-purple flowers which fade to buff hang from wiry branches. Their flowers are excellent for drying.

  • Garden care: Collect the seed before it disperses to use the following year. Dig out dead plants in early spring.

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Greater quaking grass - Briza maxima

Greater quaking grass
Briza maxima