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botanical name:
Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty'
Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple Millet
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 1.50m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
Striking millet with attractive, broad-bladed leaves, green at first then quickly turning dark purple in sun. Dense, purple flowering spikes in summer.

Moderately fertile, light soil in full sun or part shade. Half-hardy.

By division in late spring.

Tall feature plant for containers or beds.

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