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Millet, Ornamental, Jade Princess

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A top-notch sun foliage plant with upright plumes.

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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.
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Millet, Ornamental, Jade Princess
Millet, Ornamental, Jade Princess, , large
Item #: 48055A
1 Pkt. ( 5 seeds)
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Sun 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.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Borders, Container

Life Cycle 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.


Sow Method 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.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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How to Sow and Plant

Millet may be grown from seed sown directly in the garden after all danger of frost

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Direct sow in well-drained soil and full sun after all danger of frost.
  • Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.
  • Sow thinly and evenly and cover with ½ inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings will emerge in about 10-21 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Thin to stand about 10-12 inches apart.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Cut flower stalks to encourage reblooming.
  • Mature spikes can be dried in flower arrangements. Use young spikes in fresh bouquets.
  • Fascinating addition to the border for color and texture.
  • Thrives in heat.
  • The best color is in sun.
Full Sun
36-48 inches
24 inches
Ornamental Use
Borders, Container
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
14 weeks
Flower color
Brown, Green
Millet, Ornamental, Jade Princess is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Millet germination I'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 5 by from Beautiful - poor germination Second 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 5 by from not good None of the 7 millet seed sprouted.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jade Millet I 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! (: )
Date published: 2012-02-28
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