Quaking Grass ‘Briza media’

Known in the Midlands as Tommy tottles. A decorative grass with green/purplish spikelets which shake in the breeze.  This plant is generally referred to as the quaking grasses because the flowers and seedheads shake on their stalks in the slightest breeze. The loose heads of quaking-grass are a distinctive feature of meadows and grasslands, particularly those on chalky soils.

Its heart-shaped flower heads dance on delicate stems from June to September, giving the plant many different common names, including ‘Totter Grass’, ‘Dithery Dock’, ‘Wigwams’ and ‘Toddling Grass’.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Usually found in meadows or grassland. Requires sun

Delivery

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Attracts

This is a larvae food for the Meadow Brown Butterfly. The seeds also make an excellent food source for many birds.

Flowering season

June – August

Flowering colour

Gree/Purple

Eventual height

22cm-45cm

Species Type

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