Graceful Grasses

Pennisetum purpureum 'Vertigo'

Pearl Millet

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

  • Large 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
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

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

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


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


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Black
  • Purple

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water