Purple Majesty Ornamental Grass
Pannisetum glaucum. This Millet has deep purple foliage, stems and cattail like plumes make for a striking accent plant. A single plant produces up to three 4-foot high spikes and several shorter side shoots. AAS Gold Medal Winner for 2003! Prefers full to part sun and is very heat and drought tolerant. Start inside 8-10 weeks before planting out. Approximately 10 seeds/Pkg.
Start seed inside 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover seed lightly, provide bottom heat and seed will germinate quickly. Grow one plant per 5-6" pot to avoid restricted root growth. Grow at 20 degrees C is best. Growth slows below 16 degrees C.
May be direct seeded into the garden 2 weeks before last frost (Purple Majesty MUST be started indoors). Transplant into the garden after last frost in to a full sun location, 16-24 inches apart. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soil.