Purple Majesty Ornamental Millet Seeds

3.75 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
An extraordinary ornamental for your garden and flower arrangements. Deep purple, 3'–5' multi-stemmed plants create a fountain of long, corn-like purple leaves topped with an 8"–12" purple flower spike. Grow in clusters to create a dramatic focal point in borders and add height to container plantings. Heat- and drought tolerant once established. Formerly known as Pennisetum glaucum. All-America Selections prestigious Gold Medal award winner in 2003.
$5.99 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Cenchrus americanus (hybrid)

Family: Poaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 3'–5' tall

Variety Information: 8"–12" deep purple plumes topping the stems

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Contianers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature and air temperatures stay above 68°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant out after your average last frost, when plants are at least 4" tall.

Days to Emerge: 2–5 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 6-10 seeds in a 4" pot

Thinning: Do not thin.

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Purple Majesty Ornamental Millet Seeds Reviews

4 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Aug 12, 2019
Grow these in very large pots and they add a classy country look to our cedar sided house.

multi-purpose millet

5 out of 5 stars Sep 26, 2019
first time ever growing this plant. I grew in a flower bed with the hopes of harvesting the millet to feed my parakeets. These were a beautiful addition to the garden - growing over 5 ft tall! Multiple millet stalks emerged late in the season from one plant. The birds devour it. It also did well in containers, but only about 4 ft tall. Will buy again.
Laurie from MD

Gorgeous, but only one germinated

4 out of 5 stars Oct 22, 2020
Out of the whole pack of seeds, only one stalk has grown. However, the one is absolutely stunning! A beautiful grass for bouquets etc.
Janet from FL
Owner Response: Hi Janet, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad that you liked this beautiful variety, but we sure are sorry it didn't germinate better for you. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

Not Happy

1 out of 5 stars Oct 12, 2021
None of the seeds germinated
Ronnie Bowen from SC
Owner Response: We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. A customer service agent will contact you by email to help. Rest assured, our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. We are always happy to help troubleshoot issues you so can get that same, great germination.