Puriri Lane | Briza Maxima

Briza maxima | Greater Quaking Grass

Regular price$17.00
Tax included.


An ornamental grass Briza maxima also known as 'The Greater Quaking Grass' has blue green leaves and graceful hanging flower heads of large heart shaped lockets that nestle amongst the green grass like clumps that are tinged with pink from late spring to mid-summer. This annual Briza prefers richer soil than most grasses and will tolerate semi shade well.


Briza is excellent as a cut flower and lasts 10-14 days in a vase. It can also be dried and makes interesting focal or secondary flowers in dried arrangements. It is particularly useful at Christmas when the stems and seed-heads can be sprayed silver, and gold. To dry, gather when the heads have changed colour but before they start to break up, cut the flower at the height of bloom and hang upside down in a cool, dark place to dry. If dried correctly they will hold their colour well and are a lovely biscuity colour. Flowers in late summer and into autumn. Tolerant of most well drained fertile soils.


Annual | Self sows, so remove the seed heads if you do not want it to. 

Height 45cm x 30cm Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

We have updated our shipping rates:

Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.

  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum

Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.

If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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