Scientific Name: Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' Form: Oval - vertical, Vase
Common Name:purple ornamental millet Texture:Medium
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Open, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Annual, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Africa, South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Lustrous, Linear, Ciliate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Spikelet, (Spike-like), White, Yellow, Jun- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Aug- Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract birds, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food
Key ID Features:Upright, 1m annual with leaves that are 20cm by 3cm, parallel, and bronzey-purple. 15cm flower is a spike that is a bottle-brush or rush-like.