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Quaking Grass in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Briza media

 

Quaking Grass

Lesser quaking grass is an evergreen grass with purple tinted, green leaves. In summer locket-shaped, green-purple flowers, which fade to buff, hang from its stemms. Lovely in wildflower meadows, their flowers are excellent for drying. Height 50cm - 70cm.

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plant Features
  • Quaking Grass likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Quaking Grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Quaking Grass is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Quaking Grass likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Quaking Grass

Latin name

Briza media

type

Grass

family

Poaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Quaking Grass likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Quaking Grass is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Quaking Grass likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Quaking Grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Quaking Grass is 0.35meters x 0.70meters 0.35 M 0.70 M

Briza media

Lesser quaking grass is an evergreen grass with purple tinted, green leaves. In summer locket-shaped, green-purple flowers, which fade to buff, hang from its stemms. Lovely in wildflower meadows, their flowers are excellent for drying. Height 50cm - 70cm.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Plant from divisions taken from established clumps or by seed sown onto the growing site in early spring or late autumn. Suitable for a sunny or partially shaded site, with moist and freely draining soil.

 
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