Millet 'Purple Baron'

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Pennisetum glaucum

USDA Hardiness Zone 8-11 (annual)

'Purple Baron' does attract attention with its ever-changing foliage color. Emerging chartreuse leaves mature to intense bronze. Bronze-purple spike blooms are the season-end finale.

Height

30-40 in

Spread

12-14 in

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

 Color intensity is best when grown in full sun.

Good Companions

Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ), Fall Ornamental Kale (Kale ), Fall Aster (Aster ), Variegated Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum ), Ornamental Kale (Redbor Kale ), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Ornamental Kale (Kale ), Capsicum annuum (Ornamental Pepper ), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Containers
Dried Flowers
Crafts
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Chartreuse
Maroon
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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