This striking compact annual has broad, corn-like green leaves and stems that turn a deep purple when exposed to full sun; numerous long, fuzzy, cattail-like, purple-black flowers attract birds; nice cut flower; drought tolerant once established.
Cattail-like, purple-black flowers attract birds
Good in borders, containers, mass plantings, seasonal plantings, water-wise gardens and as accent, background or contrast.
Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Baron'
(Purple Baron Ornamental Millet)
36" (91 cm)
24" (61 cm)
48" (122 cm)
Long, upright, cattail-like, purple-black flower plumes
June - October (frost)
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Prefers a moist, well-drained soil type