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Decorative Grass Seeds - Briza Maxima

Botanical - Briza


Seed Count:
1.3 grams (Approx. 300 Seeds)
Usually despatched within 24 hours
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Price £1.74

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1.3 grams (Approx. 300 Seeds)

Other Names - Greater Quaking Grass, Puffed Wheat, Pearl Grass…

Quaking grass with it's delicate shimmering effect adds movement and interest to the summer borders. The hop-like flowers of Briza Maxima with their reddish brown tinge turn a stunning straw-colour in the autumn months. This grass is very popular in dried flower displays and can be left natural or dyed if preferred.

  • Produces graceful, heart shaped flowers.
  • Excellent for winter decorations.
  • It will self seed.

Suitable For - Flowers for drying, cottage gardens, low maintenance gardens, coastal gardens, flower arrangements, beds and borders

Sowing Months - March - May

Flowering Months - May - August

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Well drained but moist soil
Type   Distance between plants 25 - 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 6 mm
Average height 45 - 60 cm Germination Temperature 16 to 20℃
Average spread 25 - 35 cm Days to germination 20 - 25 days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds direct where the flowers are to grow.

Direct Sowing

In March to May sow the seeds direct in a well prepared seed bed where the decorative grass is to grow in rows 25 - 30 cm apart. The soil should have been worked to a fine tilth.
Cover the seeds with soil and water well.
Thin out the seedlings when large enough to handle to 25 - 30 cm apart.

Growing On

Water the young grass well until established.
A single top dressing of a general fertilizer will help to improve the performance of the grass.
Avoid over feeding the grass however as this may affect the quality of the flowers.
Once the plants are established they can tolerate dry conditions however in very dry conditions water well.


The briza thinning's can be planted elsewhere in the garden.

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