Frosted Explosion Grass Seeds

4.5 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Like fiber optics in the garden! Quietly the stems grow, forming tiny flowers which then give way to the seeds and "explode" into a wondrous, shimmery panicle of marvel! Not a fussy plant, this ornamental grass is great in the garden or container to complement colorful blooms, but is most fabulous as a cut-flower bouquet filler. Excellent for drying as well.
$2.29 250 mg (~60 seeds)

Botanical Name: Panicum sp.

Family: Poaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 16"–32" tall

Variety Information: 3"–5" green to silver panicles

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Cut Flower, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Seedlings look like other grasses; start indoors if you commonly have grassy weeds to avoid confusion.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing flower spikes that are fully opened. Stems last about 10 to 14 days in the vase.

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Frosted Explosion Grass Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Review for Frosted Explosion Grass Seeds

2 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
No success in Houston, TX. Started seeds in 4" pots and emerged good in a few weeks in October. Transferred to outside garden and wilted back. Maybe too wet at area of garden, or ....bugs. Will not re-order.
Brett Babbitt from TX
Owner Response: Hi Brett, A few of your reviews indicate seedlings died once they were transplanted. There may be a few things you can do to help seedlings transition outdoors successfully. Harding off is very important for acclimating seedlings to outdoor conditions where sunlight and temperature swings are much harsher. This transition period ensures seedlings adjust and are not stressed or subjected to sunburn or other damage. You have also mentioned that conditions may have been too wet. Planting into a raised bed or mound helps soil drain better and adding organic material also helps soil improve drainage. Seeds contain energy and genetic material to grow a seedling to the point that it can make its own food through photosynthesis using soil nutrients, water, and sunlight. When we experience issues after seeds have germinated we look to environmental issues that are unfavorable. Please don't hesitate to contact us for help troubleshooting growing issues.

Great explosion grass

5 out of 5 stars May 1, 2021
Mine all came up in a raised bed
Celeste from CA

Beautiful & Airy

5 out of 5 stars May 15, 2021
Zone 9b. I direct sowed, sprinkling the seeds in clay-ish soil last summer and they kind of just popped up easily. Frosted explosion grass and gomphrena were the only plants surviving and thriving in brutal and consistent 110+ F. Picking the stalks when the seeds were opened at different stages and having a vase filled of just these was more than enough to keep me happy. They were beautiful! They also dry well.
M. from AZ


5 out of 5 stars Jul 29, 2021
This grass is beautiful! It came with a bundle of seed packets and I had no idea what it would look like. It grew into the most amazing bunches of what reminds me of fiber optic lights. I can't wait to add these to bouquets of cut flowers.
Kami from IA

A beautiful grass

5 out of 5 stars Jun 26, 2022
What a lovely grass with it's plume. Will be planting these every year
Denise from IA

Lovely for bouquets

5 out of 5 stars Aug 5, 2022
I grew frosted explosion grass as "airy filler" for floral bouquets. It's wonderful and was my first available filler of the season (planted out in march). I will grow it again. I started seeds indoors under lights with my other flowers because it comes up looking like grass which my cats will chew on. I recommend not letting it get too big before cutting (before the tops blow out) and grow at least 5-6 so you have enough. It would also look nice in a pot.
Sarah from CA

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