Proven Winners

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UPC: 794094307779
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout
Common Name: Pearl Millet
Plant Type: Annual, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 8-11
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Garden Height: 36-48 Inches
Garden Spread: 24-36 Inches
Size Category: Mid: 16 to 36 Inches
Pot Size: Quart Pot

Will begin shipping Apr 1st 2024 . Ship date varies based on your location, hardiness zone, and the maturity level of the plant. If you have a specific shipping time request, please add it in the comments for your order.

Pennisetum purpureum Graceful Grasses® 'Vertigo®'


Pot Size: Quart Pot

  • Deep burgundy color
  • Adds architectural element

Pennisetum 'Vertigo®' is a very dramatic wide-bladed burgundy grass. It can be used in large combos or the landscape. This looks spectacular in mass plantings or clusters. It is hardy to about 20 degrees F planted in the ground and should be treated as an annual in climates that get colder than this.

Height: 36-48 inches
Spread: 24-36 inches

Uses: Combination Containers, Landscapes, Borders
Notable Features: Deadheading Not Necessary
Growth habit: Upright

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Customer reviews

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  • Fast Growing

    Posted by Stephen A on Jun 28th 2022

    Grows fast and looks nice

  • Beautiful plants arrived.

    Posted by Betty Daunoy on Jun 26th 2022

    I repotted these lovely plants, which were already so full and lush and they are doing so great on my deck. The purple foliage is gorgeous and no ugly center comes up like other grasses. Only lovely purple fronds.

  • Review

    Posted by Melanie Mabe on Jun 15th 2022

    The plant arrived in beautiful condition and is doing very well! I will definitely order from them again

  • Nice full plant

    Posted by Merritt Garling on May 20th 2022

    I've been getting more interested in the giant fountain grasses. Looking for Vertigo I found this company. The plant they sent was full and healthy and started putting out new shoots as soon as it hit the garden. I'm impressed with the company and product.

  • Vertigo Pennisetum

    Posted by Carolyn Williamson on May 12th 2022

    The grass arrived in beautiful condition and continue to thrive. Would definitely purchase again from Romence Gardens.

  • Vertigo Pennisetum Grass

    Posted by Becky Kelly on May 3rd 2022

    Once again Romence Gardens has shipped strong, healthy plants all the way to California. This grass was delivered healthy and is in the ground growing well. I expect it will shine in my garden as have the other plants I previously purchased from Romence. If you live south or west in warmer areas of the country you should not hesitate to purchase from Romence. The plants are healthy, well packaged and prepared for shipping at just the right time for planting. I highly recommend Romence Gardens plants for your home gardens.

  • Highly recommended

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 29th 2020

    Great Color. Great height for container plantings


    Posted by Unknown on Oct 26th 2020

    The plants were well packed and shipping was very reasonable. The plants looked Great and Very Healthy, Once I put them in the ground they thrived so nicely, I highly recommend Romence Gardens as my experience has been Fantastic!!!

  • 5 star for plant 5 star for a company

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 8th 2020

    I’ve bought this plant for the past three years and it is absolutely gorgeous. This company sends very healthy very reasonably priced plants. I plan to get online quickly in the spring and order again before they are sold out. They always sell out because they are so awesome.

  • Great packaging, healthy plants

    Posted by SOH on Sep 12th 2020

    These plants were delivered in great packaging. Healthy plants that thrived in by beds. Will definitely purchase from here again.