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Briza media
Briza media
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Briza media

Quaking Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.060.100

A delightful grass with a low to medium habit. Short clumps of deep-green leaves bear upright stems of delicate heart-shaped greenish-purple spikes in late spring and early summer. Excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Foliage remains evergreen in mild regions. Versatile in the garden, tolerating most soils. Combines especially well with heath and heathers or dwarf conifers. Trim back in August to tidy up the clump and rejuvenate the foliage. Clumps are easily divided in fall or early spring. Drought tolerant once established. Cool-season.

Further details for
Briza media

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.