Flowers Grasses, Ornamental

Frosted Explosion

Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID: 1855

Airy cut-flower filler.

The airy flower plumes add sparkle to bouquets and landscapes. A productive filler for bouquets, and carefree bedding plant. For cut-flower production, keep harvested for second and subsequent flushes of stems. Ht. 24-32". Avg. 38,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.




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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 60-64°F (16-18°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): We recommend transplanting rather than direct seeding because young seedlings can easily be mistaken for grass weeds, making the first cultivation/weeding difficult. Sow 5-6 weeks before last frost in a light, sterile soilless mix in individual containers or seedling trays. Cover seed lightly to aid germination.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained soil.



HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when flower spikes are fully opened.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Filler in bouquets and mixed containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panicum elegans

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Panicum elegans
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
84 - 112 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets