PANICUM MILIACEUM VIOLACEUM
A completely new grass to us and one of the most popular in the display garden. From spikes of broad purple leaves hang gorgeous floppy dark purple, almost black tassels. Superb either amongst bedding or as a specimen plant. Very little seed collected.
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.
Common name:Millet, Violet Panic Grass, Broomcorn
Classification:Hardy biennial, Hardy annual