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’.
Sun either Partial or Full
Most Soils OK
Usually found in meadows or grassland. Requires sun