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Ornamental Millet

Pennisetum glaucum

Lavender Cotton

The foliage is “corn-like” in appearance but offers colors from intense burgundy red to amber/purple mix. Plants grow 3-5 feet tall and prefer full sun. Millet will produce cattail-like flowers stalks. When ripe, birds are often drawn to them to feed on the seeds. Plants are good as background plants, used in mass plantings and in containers when a tall focal point is needed.

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