Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quaking Grass

Briza media ( Quaking Grass )
Forms a deep green foliage clump up to 1 foot. The puffy, oat-like, flower plumes reach up to 2.5 feet in height.
Hardy zones 4 to 8

Buchloe dactyloides ( Buffalo Grass )
A low perennial lawn grass that reaches a maximum height of 6 ( rarely over 4 ) inches uncut, that is native to the Great Plains from Canada to Texas.
The foliage is gray-green from late spring through mid autumn, turning beige for the remainder of the year. It is a warm season grass.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 in full sun, it is tolerant of heat and drought ( overwatering and fertilizeing can actually cause disease and insect problems ).

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