Briza media

Quaking grass

One of the most popular and decorative native grasses to grow and is particularly suitable for smaller gardens and pots. 

It's a slow growing, tufted, semi-evergreen grass with purplish-tinted, lush green leaves. 

In summer,  pendant shaped, green-purple flowers hang from wiry branches which jangle in the breeze and dance through rays of sunlight.  In autumn these delicate little jewels turn a buff colour when they are perfect for cutting and drying.

Apart from the seed-heads, don't cut these grasses down but rake through in spring to dethatch. 

Grow in almost any fertile, well drained soil. Can be short lived but should sow itself around. Semi-evergreen.

Photo: Blackstem Plants

Copyright information

£ 7.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

?

Poaceae

Hardy perennial grass

H7

50cm 

40cm 

Blue green 

Green, purple 

Fertile, well drained 

Sun, partial shade

Shepherds Lodge•Clay Hill Road•Lamberhurst•Kent•TN3 8LT

07973 129 102

©Blackstem Plants. All rights reserved