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Pennisetum glaucum 'Jester'

Jester Ornamental Millet

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Description

Chartreuse young leaves with a wash of burgundy mature to a deep, rich burgundy color, matching the color of the burgundy seeds held well above the foliage. This ornamental cultivar of the agricultural millet grows best in full sun, well-drained soil, and warm temperatures. The wind-pollinated flowers attract all types of bees looking for a source of pollen, while the burgundy-colored fruit will attract every songbird in the neighborhood and beyond in fall. Stocky enough to provide a height element in large containers, it is most frequently used in the ornamental landscape where the foliage and fruit provide a great contrast to the surrounding green leaves and brightly colored flowers.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August
Bloom Color
Red, Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds
Plant Type
ANN
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9