Graceful Grasses

Pennisetum purpureum 'Vertigo'

Pearl Millet


Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

  • Large purple/black grass that is a great architectural element in the garden
  • Award Winner
  • Foliage Interest
  • Heat Tolerant
Award Winning
Award Winning
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Container
Container
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Deadheading Not Necessary. Dramatic garden effect in clusters, mass plantings, or along slopes. A favorite for fresh or dried arrangements. Pest and disease-free.


Height: 48-96 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Spacing: 24-36 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~6 ½” pot
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 8-11
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Container
  • Fall Color
  • No Deadheading
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Award Winning
  • Ornamental Grass

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Purple
  • Black

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water