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botanical name:
Briza maxima
Briza maxima © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Greater Quaking Grass
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: light brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 11
description:
Annual, loosely tufted, erect grass with light to mid green leaves. Gracefully nodding, compact flowerheads dangling from erect stems, light green to straw-coloured at first, ageing to light brown.

cultivation:
Will grow in a wide range of conditions, in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed

usage:
Borders, rock and gravel gardens.
Flowerheads may be cut and dried.

other notes:
Originally from the Mediterranean area, now naturalised elsewhere.

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