Common name: Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass
Plant Classification: Hardy annual
Minimum Height: 30 cm
Maximum Height: 45 cm
An attractive and lovely annual grass bearing large trembling lockets on many stems. Gently self-seeds, moving around the garden until it finds a place where it is happy, but is shallow rooted and very easy to pull out should the need arise.
Sowing advice: Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.
$2.20 / packet