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Dapples To Purple

Pennisetum Vertigo, Pennisetum purpureum ‘Vertigo’ (Pearl Millet), is an exotic, graceful new hardy annual grass with saber-shaped leaves that first appear as narrow and dappled green.

As it matures, the blades gradually turn more purple and wider.

Vertigo develops into a spectacular deep burgundy- purple ornamental grass that adds an architectural feature to any landscape. You can plant as an accent or container plant. It is dramatic in mass plantings or clusters too.

This heat loving grass performs all summer and fall. Vertigo turns brown at first frost.  

It provides a wonderful winter interest with its dried grasses and seed heads.

When this warm season grass turns brown, you can also trim it back.

Divide this warm season grass spring through mid-summer.

* Leaves Widen Through Growing Season
* Dappled Leaves Turn Purple Through Summer
* Heat Loving Grass

Pick your color…


Vertigo Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Pennisetum purpureum VERTIGO 'Tift 8'
Foliage Deep Burgundy Purple
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color NA