Flowers Grasses, Ornamental

Green Drops
Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID: 4719

Productive and easy to grow and harvest.

Stems can be harvested early, when bead-like tassels are sparkling, bright green. Or, for a more autumnal look, harvest a bit later, when seed heads have developed hues of purple and gold, and a deeper, graceful arch. Uniform plants can be used fresh or dried. Plumes are approx. 4–7" long, depending on stage of harvest. Similar in appearance to broom corn, but the plants are faster growing, and the plant height and habit are much more manageable. Ht. 48–58". Avg. 5,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow after last frost, 1/8" deep; cover lightly. Transplant - Sow into 72 to 50-cell flats 4-6 weeks before last frost. Transplant out after last frost.





STEM LENGTH: 12-58".

VASE LIFE: 10-14 days.

HARVEST: Fresh or dried: harvest when seed heads are still green or have turned color, but foliage and stems are still green. To dry, stand cut stems in a container as the weight of the seed head will curve the stems gracefully; or hang in a dark, well-ventilated space.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.

USES: Excellent fresh cut or dried flower. Naturalistic gardens and mixed grass plantings.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panicum violaceum

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Panicum violaceum

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

65 - 75 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), 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
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts