Panicum Violaceum

This ornamental grass is very easy to grow. Panicum Violaceum has beautiful purple-green hanging plumes that are a great help to flower arrangers. You can harvest the panicles early when the tassels are a sparkling, bright shade of green. Alternatively, if you want a more autumnal look, you can wait until they turn purple and golden. This annual summer blooming plant can be used for both fresh and dried applications.

1 packet ≈ 0,5 gram ≈ 150 seeds

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Annual flower seeds

All our flower seeds produce flowers that are suitable for use as cut flowers. They are also used by professional nurseries and floriculture companies. For flower seeds to be considered high-quality, they need to have outstanding germination capacity and energy and therefore yield a high percentage of flowering plants. All seeds are annuals, which means that they have a lot of growing power: they go through all the stages – from a seed to a flowering plant that, in turn, produces new seeds – in the space of just one season. Most flowers bloom for about three to five months. A rule of thumb in this is that the more flowers you pick, the faster they will grow back! All our seeds are untreated and uncoated, and are also suitable as starting material for growing organic flowers.

Planting instructions:

  • Plant in moist soil to which the seeds stick for best germination.
  • Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil of approx. 0.5 cm.
  • Grow in fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Give them a sunny spot and sufficient protection from strong winds. Support if necessary.
  • Water regularly.

We recommend sowing the Panicum seeds directly where you want the ornamental grass to grow. The seeds of Panicum are very small, so you get a lot of them. Do not sow them too sparingly and as soon as they emerge you can thin them out to prevent overcrowding. Be aware that insufficient light results in yellow leaf edges and a short crop. You may want to support it with a little mesh. Harvest when the ears are fully opened.

More Information
Type of product Flower seeds
Color Green
Planting period May-June
Flowering period June-October
Suitable as cut flower Yes
Suitable as dried flower yes
Planting depth 0,5 cm / 0,2"
Plant size 80 cm / 32"
Contains 1 packet ≈ 0,5 gram ≈ 150 seeds
Germination time 2-3 weeks
Growing time to bloom 9-10 weeks