Quaking Grass Seeds - Briza Maxima Ornamental Grass Seed

Quaking Grass Seeds

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Grass Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 20 inches

Width: 20 inches

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: At various stages the seed can be colored green, white, or red

Growth Rate: Moderate

Fall Color: Green-gold

Soil Requirement: Tolerant of a wide variety of soils - moist to dry, pH 5.5 - 7.5

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Briza maxima

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 2 - 3 weeks

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the earth

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keeps seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 20 inches

Care & Maintenance: Quaking Grass

Quaking Grass (Briza maxima) - If you like adding ornamental grasses to your fresh and dried arrangements, you will want to start Quaking Grass seeds. This ornamental grass is an easy to grow perennial that forms dense clumps and bears graceful, nodding, oval-shaped seed heads. They emerge an iridescent green from April through June and turn golden with maturity and look like little fairy lanterns or the end of rattlesnake tails. The seed heads shiver and become almost animated when touched by summer breezes. Quaking Grass Briza maxima is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance.

How To Grow Quaking Grass From Ornamental Grass Seeds: It is best to sow Quaking Grass seeds directly outdoors. Prepare the soil and rake it to a fine tilth. Press the ornamental grass seeds in the soil. The time for sowing the seeds is either at the end of summer or in spring once there is no danger of frost. Ornamental Quaking Grass should be cut back in spring before new growth starts. The Briza maxima grass plants tolerate light shade but too much shade will decrease the number of blooms.