Purple Majesty Ornamental Millet

$ 4.25

Designated as an All America Selection for 2003. The 4-5', deep purple, corn-like foliage is truly distinguished as a background plant. When mature the plants put up a purple seed head nearly a foot tall and an inch around.

10 seeds 

Purple Majesty Ornamental Millet



Pennisetum glaucum


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.