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
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.
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.