Briza media

Perennial Quaking Grass

Glossy seedheads like rattlesnake rattles dangle from the threadlike stems of this ornamental grass. A delight for eye and ear, they glow when backlit and rustle in the breeze. Sprays are lovely accent for fresh and dried arrangements. New seedheads start off in shades of green, red or purple, turning golden as they dry. Growing naturally in field and pasture, they like full sun and poor soil. Need no water once established. Pick stems for drying when fully developed, but do it just before the flowers open, or the dried seedheads will fall apart.
Briza media, Perennial Quaking Grass
Takes full sun or partial shade and prefers moist, fertile soil. Cut back old flower stalks and tattered leaves in late winter or early spring to rejuvenate.

Attributes - Briza media

Plant Type: Grass

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Hot Climates. Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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