Greater Quaking Grass (Briza maxima) - Key Growing Information

Greater Quaking Grass (Briza maxima), grown for ornamental use.
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