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Ornamental Grasses

Deer-resistant and easy to grow, Ornamental Grasses add lovely texture, color and billowing movement to garden beds and containers. Their blooms are the hallmark of late summer and fall, and are wonderful additions to late-season bouquets.

Big Quaking Grass

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Briza maxima. This little Grass is a charmer. The delicate stems support dancing, weeping wands of little iridescent green pointed rattlesnake tails, occasionally with pink shoulders. They shimmy in the slightest breeze and reflect sunlight like raindrops, and are wonderful in bouquets. The seed heads can be allowed to dry on the plant or cut while green and either added to fresh bouquets or hung to dry indoors, where they dry to a light buff beige. Direct-sow seeds in small clusters either in late summer or spring after the last spring frost date. Press the seeds into the soil and only lightly cover them. When happy, this grass will self-sow, but seedlings are easy to pull when they pop up in inconvenient spots. Annual. Summer blooming. Height: 20".

Average seed life: 2 to 3 years.

One packet of about 200 seeds
Catalog #7575
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Availability: In stock


Gardening Tips

Ornamental Grass Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Seed Spacing:1”
Plant Spacing:12”
Days to Germination:14-21 days
Germination Temperature:55°-65°F

Seeds are best direct-sown in mid-spring and thinned to 12" apart. If starting indoors, sow into individual pots 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. Cover the seeds lightly and keep them moist until germination. Harden off the seedlings by slowly introducing them to the outdoors over the span of a week, and then carefully transplant them, disturbing the roots as little as possible, to 12" apart in full sun and welldraining soil after all danger of frost has passed. Ornamental grass is relatively drought-tolerant once established. To dry the blooms, cut stems, tie them into bundles, and hang them upside down in a dry, dark spot for several weeks. Annual. Summer flowering.