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Briza media

Also called Trembling Grass


More About Briza media

  • Dense, slightly arching clump of dark green semi-evergreen blades
  • Inflorescences become flattened dangling spikelets resembling puffy oats
  • They will rattle and quiver in the slightest breeze
  • Green at first, they take on tints of purple maturing to tan
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

 Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

5

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Lime-green
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Common Quaking Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Quaking Grass can be grown in full sun or light shade in a wide range of soil types. Spread by rhizomes, it may need to be controlled. Prune down to ground in late winter. Used best in masses, it's a little too unkempt for a formal border.    


Briza media Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading
Clumping

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Briza media