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Briza media 'Golden Bee'

quaking grass 'Golden Bee'

A perennial, clump-forming grass to 60cm high. In summer, small, nodding pale green to cream flowers, that age to a golden-brown colour, are borne on thin, upright stems

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Cream Green Brown Gold Yellow Green
Autumn Brown Gold Yellow Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Poaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Briza can be annual or perennial grasses forming dense tufts of linear leaves, with long-lasting, open panicles of nodding spikelets on slender branches; useful for dried flower arrangement

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most well-drained fertile soils in a sunny position

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

No pruning required but can be cut back after flowering to maintain compact habit

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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