Pearl Millet

Pennisetum glaucum

How to plant Ornamental Millet seeds

Extremely tolerant of heat, ornamental millet will thrive along your fences, foundations, or driveways. Ornamental millet also looks great in borders or containers. It will lend a tropical look to patios or decks.

Combine with yellow, green, pink or white flowers for maximum impact. If started indoors the young plants will be green, but will begin to color within a few days of being placed in the sun.

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PURPLE MAJESTY Ornamental Millet Seeds

Growing 4-5 ft. tall with deep purple stalks, leaves and flowers, Purple Majesty is absolutely stunning. An All-America Selections Winner.

10 seeds - $4.99

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JESTER Ornamental Millet Seeds

Jester is an ever changing plant, young leaves are colored chartreuse, tinged with burgundy. As the leaves mature, the burgundy color intensifies, particularly in full sun.

By the end of the season, when the flower spikes develop, the leaves become a striking bronze-purple color. Compared to Purple Majesty, plants are shorter (about 3-4′ tall), more basil-branching, leaves are wider, and blooms appear 7-10 days later.

10 seeds - $4.99

How to Plant Ornamental Millet

Sow seeds in individual 2-4 in. containers, 2-3 seeds per pot, and cover with ½ in. of soil. Kept at 72-78°F., germination is in 3-10 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds, after the soil has warmed, and all danger of frost has passed. Thin to 12 in. apart.