NEW for 2024!
This easy-to-grow ornamental millet was a happy accidental off-shoot of a grain-millet breeding program at the University of Nebraska. Long strappy leaves and multiple deep purple cattail-like flower stalks stand 3-5 feet tall. Dramatic as a garden presence and as a long-lasting addition to floral arrangements. Young leaves start out green, but turn deep purple in sun. Likes full sun and is heat tolerant.
Though 'Purple Majesty' is fabulous in the garden and in the vase, it doesn't set enough seed to recommend it for grain production. Seed IS edible, of course, and small birds love it.
Approx. 50 seeds per packet
Latin name: Pennisetum glaucum
Grown in Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF