Jester Ornamental Millet
Another foliage ornamental from the same grower as purple majesty. Jester has a denser growth habit and the leaves change from a chartreuse shade to a deep burgundy as they mature. Plants grow about 42-48" high and are also well suited to container growing.
Germination: 10-12 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Lightly cover
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 5-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant after the last frost, 10-12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended due to the number of seeds in the packet, most successful when starting indoors.
Growth Habit: Columnar, upright
Height and Width: 36-48” x 8-12”
Spacing: 10-12” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 80-95 days
Uses: Fresh cut and dried flowers, filler for bouquets, containers, in-ground plantings, Background plant
Care: Harvest seedheads for drying when they are open and hang them upside down in a dark room with good airflow.