Briza media L.

Common Quaking Grass, Rattle Grass, Doddering Dickies


Family: Poaceae

Genus: Briza

Category: Grass

Zones: 4 to 10

Size: Foliage 12" tall mound, 30" in bloom, 12 to 18" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Cool season grass. Clumping foliage (semi-evergreen) with tall stems topped with multi-branched, nodding, heart-shaped inflorescences in late spring. Inflorescences start purple green and fade to beige. Blue-green leaves. Well-drained soil.

Cultivars: 

'Limouzi' - taller, to 28" tall

History: 

Native to Europe. Many common names.

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 70 in 1753.

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