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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Briza maxima

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Briza maxima Seeds

Briza maxima is a beautiful annual grass with thin wiry stems and droplet shaped flower heads. In summer the flowers are pale green and purple and they gradually fade through golden shades to a pale straw colour. Briza maxima is a lovely grass to include in wildflower meadows with Cornflowers, Poppies, Ox Eye Daisies and Field Scabious . It’s also good in mixed borders with flowering perennials, great in the cutting garden for cut flower production and lovely for dried flowers too.

Like most grasses Briza maxima is easy to grow and quickly produces masses of stems for cutting.

Genus Briza maxima
Common Name Greater Quaking Grass
Plant Type Hardy Annual Grass. Cut Flower.
Height & Spread 30-60cm tall x 30-60cm wide ( 1- 2 feet tall x 1-2feet wide)
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in spring (mid February/March/April) then plant out in May. Sow outdoors from May onwards.
Sow direct again in autumn
Thin/Plant Out Allow at least 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Briza maxima is adaptable and will grow in most conditions. Prefers well drained soil in full sun will also grow in partly shaded conditions
Flower Production Flowers produced from May to August. Briza maxima is a cut and come again grass. Takes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing.
Picking Pick early in the morning or the cool of the evening before arranging. Lasts several weeks in a vase. Dries well.
Planting Combinations This lovely grass grows particularly well with other summer flowering annuals and wildflowers such as Poppies, Cornflowers, Knautia arvenis and Leucanthemum vulgare.
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