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Quaking Oats Briza maxima

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Briza major
Phonetic Spelling
BRIH-za MAKS-ih-mah
Description

This summer grass needs well-drained soil and does best in poor soil. It is good for dried arrangements and is also sold as Briza major. This plant has open, puffy, overlapping, scale-like seeds and is reddish-brown or tan, touched with green.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#full sun#annual#summer#ornamental grass#grass#dried#annual grass#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#full sun#annual#summer#ornamental grass#grass#dried#annual grass#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Briza
    Species:
    maxima
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Macaronesia to Mediterranean
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    poor soil
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ornamental Grass
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Poor Soil