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Week 16 – April 19, 2024

Plant Information

Jester Ornamental Millet

  • Jester Ornamental Millet - Bloom
  • Jester Ornamental Millet - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Jester Ornamental Millet - Landscape
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Pennisetum glaucum

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Columnar, Upright

Characteristics: Winter Interest (regional), Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Fragrant Flowers, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)

Height: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Width: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)

Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun

General Information: Chartreuse foliage is more prominent when planted in partial sun. Foliage will be more burgundy in full sun. Improves architecture of mixed combination plantings.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 2 to 3 weeks
Transplant to finish: 4 to 5 weeks (green)

  • Young leaves are chartreuse with a subtle burgundy overlay; mature foliage becomes dominantly burgundy especially in full sun. Plants end the season with nearly the same bronze-purple colour as Purple Majesty.
  • Jester flowers 7 to 10 days later than Purple Baron and Purple Majesty, and stays compact longer.
  • Best grown warm.