Flowers Grasses, Ornamental

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. FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner. AAS winner.

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


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

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow seeds in individual containers 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 to 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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pennisetum glaucum

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Pennisetum glaucum

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.

120 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.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
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