Flowers Grasses, Ornamental Purple Majesty

Purple Majesty

(F1) Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID: 1647

Striking, ornamental millet.

Add architecture and color to floral arrangements or containers. Deep purple foliage, stems, and cattail-like spikes. 1-3 main stems and 12-14" secondary plumes. Suited to 4" pots up to gallon containers. Also known as pearl millet. AAS winner.

Ht. 36-60". Avg. 3,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 10 seeds.




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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow seeds in individual pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Cover seed 1/8". Thin to 1 seedling per pot when the first true leaves appear. Transplant outside after the last frost. Do not allow the plant t become root bound.
Direct seed: Direct seed after the last frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. More sunlight will product deeper purple foliage.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil. Tolerant of heat and moisture.



HARVEST: Fresh or dried: Harvest when the spikes are fully developed, but just before pollen shed.

USES: Excellent fresh cut flower or dried. Borders, mass plantings, containers, or as a striking backdrop.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Pennisetum glaucum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried Flowers.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).<br> <br> All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts AAS (All-America Selections) Winners