A handful of Ornamental Grass Quaking Grass

Ornamental Grass ‘Quaking Grass’

Briza media

Features

  • Dryable
  • Heat-loving
  • Medium producer

Description

Plants form a dense, low tuft of fresh green foliage, then send up long, thin wands topped with miniature chocolate-and-green hop-like bracts that dance in the slightest breeze. One of the best ingredients for adding sparkle and movement to bouquets. This lovely perennial starts producing about the same time as foxglove and sweet rocket.

Details

Plant type: perennial
Height: 18 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 100 to 120 days
Plant spacing: 9 to 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest at any point once seed heads emerge. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days. To dry, wait until the pollen sheds, pick and hang upside down in a warm, dark place.

Details

Description

Plants form a dense, low tuft of fresh green foliage, then send up long, thin wands topped with miniature chocolate-and-green hop-like bracts that dance in the slightest breeze. One of the best ingredients for adding sparkle and movement to bouquets. This lovely perennial starts producing about the same time as foxglove and sweet rocket.

Details

Plant type: perennial
Height: 18 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 100 to 120 days
Plant spacing: 9 to 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest at any point once seed heads emerge. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days. To dry, wait until the pollen sheds, pick and hang upside down in a warm, dark place.

Sources

How to Grow

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