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Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Baron’

Ornamental millet

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  • Botanical name: Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Baron'
  • Common name: Ornamental millet
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial

Grown for their linear leaves and feathery, spikes, Pennisetum are used in mixed borders, and add a touch of drama to fresh and dried flower arrangements. Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Baron’ produces spiky, dark purple flower spikes from July to September. It’s the perfect backdrop to bold summer colours, and makes an interesting focal point in patio container displays. 

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Grow Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Baron’ in moist well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Cut back dead top growth by early spring, and protect from frost with a dry mulch in winter. 

How to grow Pennisetum 'Purple Baron'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

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Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Pennisetum 'Purple Baron' and wildlife

Pennisetum 'Purple Baron' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Pennisetum 'Purple Baron' poisonous?

Pennisetum 'Purple Baron' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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