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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.

GenusBriza maxima
Common NameGreater Quaking Grass
Plant TypeHardy Annual Grass. Cut Flower.
Height & Spread30-60cm tall x 30-60cm wide ( 1- 2 feet tall x 1-2feet wide)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in spring (mid February/March/April) then plant out in May. Sow outdoors from May onwards.
Sow direct again in autumn
Thin/Plant OutAllow at least 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredBriza maxima is adaptable and will grow in most conditions. Prefers well drained soil in full sun will also grow in partly shaded conditions
Flower ProductionFlowers produced from May to August. Briza maxima is a cut and come again grass. Takes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing.
PickingPick early in the morning or the cool of the evening before arranging. Lasts several weeks in a vase. Dries well.
Planting CombinationsThis 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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