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Briza media

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Briza (BRY-zhuh) (Info)
Species: media (MEED-ee-uh) (Info)

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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No positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Gabrielle On Jan 25, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I planted Briza media from seed several years ago, and am not impressed with it yet. Maybe it will improve with age. Will update if it does.

Neutral PurplePansies On Oct 10, 2004, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Quite pretty in person..... the seedheads are about an 3/4 to half to an inch long..... Pictures don't do it justice..... :)

Neutral killerdaisy On Aug 8, 2001, killerdaisy from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ornamental Grass; used best as groundcover


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Villa Rica, Georgia
Plainfield, Illinois
Macomb, Michigan
Edison, New Jersey
Raleigh, North Carolina
Spokane, Washington
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

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