PENNISETUM PURPLE MAJESTY (GLAUCUM)
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. When sown early in heat it makes a stunning garden display. This spectacular heat and drought resistant beauty was awarded the All America Gold Medal!
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist and very warm at around 25 degrees C or 80 degrees F. 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 midribs but will turn purple in full sun!
Common name:PENNISETUM GLAUCUM NIGRUM
Classification:Half hardy annual
Seeds / gram:100 (Approx)