Quaking Grass, Rattlesnake Grass
Briza media

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

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

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Denver, Colorado

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Villa Rica, Georgia

Plainfield, Illinois

Macomb, Michigan

Edison, New Jersey

Raleigh, North Carolina

Spokane, Washington

Rice Lake, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.

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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..... :)

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

Ornamental Grass; used best as groundcover