PENNISETUM glaucum 'Jester'

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PENNISETUM glaucum 'Jester'

Purple-leafed Pear Millet
Select Item No. ZA313


One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Poaceae
Special Features: F1-Hybr., branched stems, slightly later flowering, attractive, cylindrical flower spikes, bronze-purple with yellow pollen, very attractive ornamental foliage grass. Young-plants require sufficient warmth.
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: bronze-purple
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z8 - Z11
Foliage: wide, young-plants are green, purple pigmentation occurs when plants are exposed to full sun
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 6.89655 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
15 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

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