A top-notch sun foliage plant with upright plumes.
Jade Princess is the latest in millets bred for ornamental qualities. It's a top-notch sun foliage plant with intense chartreuse leaves that contrasts prettily with the fragrant dark brown upright plumes. It's sterile so no seeds form.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.
Millet, Ornamental, Jade Princess is rated
2.75 out of
Rated 5 out of
Millet germinationI've been growing various varieties of millet for a number of years. I think the primary reason for failure of germination is temperature. Just because the air temp is 65 and above, does not mean the ground temp is warm enough. Starting in about mid April, I lay out black plastic where I will be planting warm weather plants, so by the time the air temp is consistently warm enough for millet, the ground temp is even warmer. Out of every 25 seeds I plant, it is vary rare that less than 23-24 germinate. I've always had success with Burpee seeds.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 1 out of
Beautiful - poor germinationSecond year growing. Very poor germination first year. Seeds that did germinate grew well and were a hit in the garden last year. Took a chance again and purchased three packets of seed this year. There was actually 8 to 9 seeds per packet. But only a total of four seeds germinated. Very disappointed. Had hoped to expand presence in the garden, but now will be less. Beauty ranks a 5, but no germination equals no beauty.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 1 out of
not goodNone of the 7 millet seed sprouted.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 4 out of
Jade MilletI had hard time getting the Jade Princess started (indoors with a heating pad and plant lights), but once they took hold and were transplated outside, wow, what a sight they were. Truly amazing! I'm trying Jade Princess again this year, only more of them! (: )