Common name: PENNISETUM GLAUCUM NIGRUM
Plant Classification: Half hardy annual
Minimum Height: 60 cm
Maximum Height: 1.2 meters
Seeds per gram (approx.): 100
A fabulous new plant with dramatic, almost black, broad leaves, crowned with massive purple flower spikes, the ripe seeds from which are adored by birds. This heat and drought resistant beauty was awarded the All America Gold Medal!
Sowing advice: Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen. YOUNG PLANTS ARE GREEN WITH PURPLE MID-RIB. LEAVES TURN DARK PURPLE WHEN PLANTED OUT IN FULL SUN.
(1.23 grams is the minimum order for this item)