common quaking grass
- Position: full sun or light shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May-June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A tufted evergreen grass with purplish tinted, blue-green leaves. Throughout summer, locket-shaped, green-purple flowers, which fade to buff, hang from wiry branches. Their flowers are excellent for drying.
- Garden care: Collect the seed before it disperses to use the following year. Dig out dead plants in early spring.
As the days shorten, the autumn sun sinks a little lower every day and begins to backlight the borders, picking up detail and silhouette. There’s plenty to enjoy,- seed heads, in autumnal shades of brown and silver take centre stage, often lasting until mRead full article