Day 225: Panicum 'Frosted Explosion'

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One of those plants that’s as useful in the vase as in the garden, Panicum elegans ‘Frosted Explosion’ is aptly named, with long sprays of tiny flowers giving the impression of liquid droplets frozen in mid air. Perhaps you’d walk past it in a pot on the nursery shelf, but once seen to full effect in the border, there’s no forgetting this panic grass. My first contact with the stuff was at Sussex Prairie Gardens near Brighton, and I’ve been smitten ever since.


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Hello! I’m Andrew, gardener, writer, photographer, and owner of a too-loud laugh, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way to Gardens, weeds & words. You can read a more in-depth profile of me on the About page, or by clicking this image.