Briza media

Quaking grass

One of the most popular and decorative native grasses to grow, particularly where space is limited. 

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

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

Don't cut these grasses down but rake through in spring to de-thatch. 

Grow in almost any fertile, well drained soil. Semi-evergreen.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Poaceae

Hardy perennial grass

H7

50cm 

40cm 

Blue green 

Green, purple 

Fertile, well drained 

Sun, partial shade

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