Scientific Name: Pennisetum glaucum
Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)
Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn, Late Spring
Plant Habit: Columnar, Upright
Characteristics: Winter Interest (regional), Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Fragrant Flowers, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Spacing: 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)
Height: 30 - 40" (76 - 102cm)
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)
- Large, thick flower spikes on plants that are better-branched at the base than Purple Majesty.
- Slightly darker purple than Purple Majesty, with leaves that are shorter and wider for easier shipping, on a plant that is about two-thirds the mature height.
- Young plants are green; stem and midrib begin to develop purple colour as they mature.
- Shows best colour in full sun.