You’ll love the purple streaks on these pointy green leaves.
Easy to sow, grows in a snap, and looks great for months!
Variety: ‘Black Madras’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 50 seeds
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Plant Height: 16 in
Plant Width: 8 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Variegated
Foliage Color: Burgundy,Dark Green,Purple,Variegated
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant,Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy,Sandy
Uses: Beds,Border,Containers,Fall Color,Foliage Interest,Ornamental,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
Have you discovered fun Purple Grass yet?! This ornamental rice is just the ticket for any sunny garden spot. From spring until frost, it sports gorgeous pointed, upright, elegant green leaves generously streaked and shaded with burgundy-purple. They look great in the vase, too. You won’t believe how useful and pretty this super-easy annual is!
Reaching about 16 inches high and half as wide, Black Madras forms a neat, dense, fountain-shaped plant that looks great for months and months. It’s perfect in containers as well as the garden, and makes the ideal mass planting for waterside areas. Use it with your flowering plants (it makes a great foreground planting for dwarf Canna and Butterfly Weed!), and cut individual sword-shaped leaves for filler in bouquets. There are endless ways to use this all-purpose sun-lover!
All Black Madras really needs is full sunshine and consistently moist soil. Direct-sow the seeds as soon as the soil warms up in spring and all danger of frost is past, and you’ll be watching the purple-striped green leaves shoot up and out before you know it! Pkt is 50 seeds.