Pennisetum purpureum Vertigo

available mid May

 Pennisetum purpureum Vertigo

About This Grass

Pennisetum ‘Vertigo’ also known as Pearl Millet is a fantastic annual grass with broad leaves that turn from green to deep purple as the summer progresses. A one gallon pot will produce a spectacular plant by midsummer that will add the “Wow” factor to a container or in ground planting. It is big enough to be used as a specimen but it looks great in mass plantings. Unlike most annual Pennisetums this one does not flower. It is grown solely as a foliage plant. Keep it well fed and watered to get rapid growth because the first hard frost will kill the foliage

  • Height: 122 - 152 cm (4-5 ft)
  • Spread: 60 - 91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: zone 9
  • Sun or Shade: Sun
  • Bloom Time: no flower
  • Leaf Colour: burgundy black
  • Bloom Colour: no flower
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: none

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Vertigo' is a rapidly growing annual grass that gets very large very quickly. To reach its potential it needs lots of moisture and a rich soil. It will be killed by the first hard frost so remove
and compost it in late fall.

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