Foxtail Millet - Key Growing Information

Mature stalks of foxtail millet, a tall, easy-to-grow ornamental grass with fluffy seed heads that attract wildlife to the landscape.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70°F (21°C).

SOWING:
Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds 1/8" deep after the last frost. Cover seeds lightly. Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Can be planted in individual containers and then planted out in the field without dividing or they may be seeded in seedling trays in a mix such as Redi-earth. Small seedlings can be separated and transplanted directly from seedling tray to garden or field.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:
Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Any ordinary, reasonably well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING:
1/2-1".

HARDINESS ZONES:
Annual.

HARVEST:
Fresh or dried: Fully open, but not yet fluffy.

USES:
Excellent cut or dried flower. Good for naturalistic gardens and mixed grass plantings.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Setaria italica