Panicum ‘Frosted Explosion’
Extremely productive, Panicum ‘Frosted Explosion’ is a brilliant foliage filler. This light and airy grass twinkles in the light and gives arrangements texture.
One of my favourites and most productive fillers, Panicum elegans is indispensable for filling bouquets and also for garden decoration.
Plant it en masse, it will soften the edges of beds and borders and give all important movement, as well as sound as the breeze passes through.
Seeds are cultivated and hand collected from our garden to grow in yours.
How to Grow:
Sow seeds undercover onto the surface of the compost, covering lightly with soil.
Seeds benefit from a bit of warmth for germination, 19-22°C is ideal.
Plant out spaced 22cm apart. Panicum will bulk up producing ‘sparkler’ like wands for use in bouquets and arrangements from Summer until the frosts.
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Variety: Panicum elegans
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun but we have found this grass will take a little part shade
Space: 22cm apart
Harvest: June/July onwards
Seeds per packet: counted by weight at least 100 seeds in every packet
Cutting /Vase Life:
You can cut this grass at any stage from neatly emerging stems to fully exploded fireworks! We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.