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Millet, Purple Majesty

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AAS Gold winner 2003. Head-high, dark purple and very handsome.

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Purple Majesty makes a dramatic centerpiece in almost any planting. A beautiful and economical alternative to fountain grass, the shiny, corn-like leaves start out green and turn intense dark purple. In late summer, 12" cattail-like flower spikes are dusted with gold. Group several closely together in flower beds, or grow a single plant in a large urn or container. Use young spikes in fresh flower bouquets or mature flower heads in dried arrangements. Grows best with the deepest color in full sun.
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Millet, Purple Majesty
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Item #: 30028A
1 Pkt. (10 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.

48-60 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

14-16 inches

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


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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Full Sun
48-60 inches
14-16 inches
Ornamental Use
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
Millet, Purple Majesty is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice purple color came back after baseball sized hail storm last year. excellent variety
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and pretty Purple Majesty is an eye-catcher. A lot of people. friends and passers-by as well, have asked what that tall red plant is. It's simple to grow. I start it inside in late April and transplant it four weeks later.
Date published: 2007-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! Easy to grow with showy stalks and seed heads. Pretty in the wind, too! Great plant!
Date published: 2006-10-16
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