Pennsetium glaucum 'Jade Princess'/Millet, Ornamental Millet

A planting in the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC

Handsome burgundy flower spikes

Close-up flower heads in mid summer

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Pennsetium glaucum 'Jade Princess'
Common Name: Millet, Ornamental Millet
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an excellent ornamental grass which produces large prominent red floral head above the foliage. Performs well in flower beds and in featured in containers. Easy to grow if given a fertile, moist soil and full sunlight.