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Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' F1 Hybrid

Ornamental Millet, Pearl Millet

Half-hardy Annual

This attractive Ornamental Millet makes the perfect planting partner to vibrant summer annuals, adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a perfect backdrop to your display. Purple Majesty also adds a touch of the tropics to containers on a sunny patio.Young plants are first green, with the stems and mid-rib of foliage turning purple after 8 weeks. Leaves turn dark purple when planted outside in full sun.

Ideal For:
patio, exotic garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 pennisetum seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £3.99
Sow in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20 to 25C (68 to 77F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 3 to 10 days.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3 inches) pots or trays. Gradually acclimatize young plants to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 15 to 20cm (12 inches) apart.

For best results, provide a light, well to drained soil in full sun.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' F1 Hybrid

    By Elizabeth McGavigan 18-05-2015

    Bought a packet of these seeds along with other types of grass seeds and every one of the seeds failed. They started to grow and then just died.

    Mark
    27-05-2015

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your purchase. If you could please contact our Customer Care Team on ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

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