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Pennisetum purpureum Graceful Grasses® 'Vertigo®'

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Common Name:
Pearl Millet
Plant Type:
Annual, Ornamental Grass
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
36-48 Inches
Garden Spread:
24-36 Inches
  • 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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Reviews (10)

  • 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.