"Chilean Quaking Grass". We collected this new and apparently quite exclusive grass from the foothills of Volcano Antuco on our Chilean Seed Collecting Expedition in 1994 (RB94154). Nodding panicles of seed heads appear, some plants even producing darker plum coloured forms.
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.
Common name:Chilean Quaking Grass