Frosted Explosion Switch Grass

Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion'

An elegant clumping annual grass composed of bright green foliage that produces an explosion of sensational, airy, creamy green plumes that glimmer like fireworks when backlit by the sun in late summer. The finely textured plumes and narrow foliage are excellent filler for both landscape plantings and cut flower arrangements.
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Good to grow...for one season:


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Average Size at MaturityQuickly forms an upright clump 28 to 36 in. tall, 8 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Plumes
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitNarrow, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Easy to grow and adaptable to most soil types. Prefers evenly moist soils but tolerates drier soils once established. Allow dried seed heads to remain through winter for foraging songbirds. Remove old foliage in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: All

Good to grow...for one season