Frosted Explosion Ornamental Grass
Named for its ethereal plumed seed heads with a texture reminiscent of optical fiber decorations, a must-have for a filler in fresh or everlasting flower arrangements or simply adding an airy texture and volume to your garden or mixed flower planters. Begin harvesting any time after the seed heads start opening and continue picking through every stage of explosive plumes. Easy to grow carefree plant.
Germination: 10-12 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Lightly cover
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 5-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant after the last frost, 10-12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow around the last frost, recommended only in areas with long growing seasons.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 24-36” x 12-15”
Spacing: 10-12” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 80-95 days
Uses: Fresh cut and dried flowers, filler for bouquets, containers, in ground plantings
Care: Harvest seedheads for drying when they are open and hang upside down in a dark room with good airflow.