Briza maxima seeds- (Greater Quaking Grass)


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This is a very beautiful slender annual grass, which is a very  useful addition to the garden and also is a pretty cut flower. It produces pale green papery seed heads which look like tiny paper lanterns which dance and glint in the sun  in a light breeze. It is an excellent addition to the garden border to provide interest and movement.  If the seed heads are included in a flower arrangement in a dark area, it will catch stray beams of light and reflect them with a shimmering quality like droplets of water. The seed heads dry well and can be used in dried arrangements. It will self sow politely for you and is never a nuisance.


Sowing advice

Briza is best sown where it is to grow. Sow  in spring  and  in autumn. Sow the seeds in lightly firmed soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.
Sow in rows 6mm deep and cover lightly with soil. Rows should be 30 cm apart. Ideal temp is 20 – 22 deg C. Thin seedlings to 23 cm apart and replant the seedlings you have removed in the  thinning out process. Germination can be slow .

Additional information



Common Name

Briza major, Greater Quaking Grass, Pearl grass, Shivery Grass



Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30