Greater Quaking Grass Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID:4655.114655

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Briza maxima

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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90 - 110 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
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Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Greater Quaking Grass Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID:4655.114655

New! The largest and tallest type of quaking grass.

1/2–1" long seedheads turn from light green to a beautiful, golden straw color when dried or left on the plants. Stems of these nodding, dancing beauties are a must-have for adding bits of sparkle and detail to design work. Productive plants produce abundant 12–20" long stems useful for fresh or dried cut flowers. The thin stems of this clump-forming grass are best suited for design work and not recommended for when something sturdy is needed. Beautiful addition to containers or garden beds. Might self-sow if seedheads are left on the plants. Tolerant to dry growing conditions once established. Also commonly known as big quaking grass, rattlesnake grass, and large quaking grass. Ht. 20–30". Avg. 12,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Briza maxima

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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90 - 110 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
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Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 1/8" deep into 72-cell flats, or preferred seedling container, 5-7 weeks before planting out. Transplant out after danger of frost. Direct seed - After danger of frost has passed.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: 20-30".

PLANT SPACING: 9-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh cut or dried – Harvest when seed heads are mature but still green and before pollen shed. Seed heads harvested once they have shed pollen, or have turned a golden color, tend to shatter.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average to well drained soil. 5.5-7.5 preferred pH.

USES: Fresh or dried cut flower. Charming in naturalistic or mixed grass plantings. Effective for mass plantings and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Briza maxima

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