Perennials forum: What is this plant, and is it a perennial?

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Sep 24, 2017 10:38 AM CST
I took the granddaughters to one of my favorite garden centers yesterday for homecoming pictures, and had the youngest one pose by this grass. The owner told me it was a millet grass. I can't find out any information on this, but would love to add some to my gardens next year. Does anybody have a name so I can check out the information. I like the looks, but if it's invasive I don't think it's THAT pretty!
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Sep 24, 2017 1:07 PM CST
Hi Rose,
Looks like Ornamental Millet, Pennisetum Glaucum. It is an annual. Jade Princess is a variety with chartreuse leaves and burgundy "brushes" which is very attractive.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 24, 2017 2:46 PM CST
I agree, looks great.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Sep 24, 2017 4:20 PM CST
I'm going to have to look for that next year. I really liked the looks of it at the nursery. Thanks for the information!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Sep 24, 2017 4:30 PM CST
I used them in planters very dramatic. I treat them like an annual.

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