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Old 04-11-2011, 06:34 PM
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Jade Princess Ornamental Millet


Thought I'd seen it all until this plant. I saw this unusual plant at our N. O. Botanical Spring Garden a few days back and asked about it. Vendor said it was an annual. I usually shy away from large annuals and did. After that I once again saw the plant at an out of town nursery and had to have it.

Jade Princess Ornamental Millet

All potted up and ready to grow.

Anyone seen anything like it? I decided to pot her rather than plant inground as I plan on taking her in during winter as I really want to keep her.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:50 PM
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Very pretty will have to look for some around here.Love the unusual plants.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:00 PM
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That looks like an ornamental millet. They are one of the bread and butter annuals up here - I love them though, but never had one, since they won't live past one season here.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:15 PM
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Wow .. that is very different!

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Old 04-11-2011, 09:14 PM
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cORN TYPE AYE?
PRETTY COLORING. DEEP
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:59 PM
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Just make sure to collect the seeds since it is an annual, even for us in the tropical zones. It sure is a beauty :-)
Btw, Mine did come true from seeds
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:38 AM
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lisa831, hope you can find them your way. They truly are worth the search.

tsilent, give them a whirl, if only for one season.

Xeo, thanks. I just had to have this one. Actually, I initially saw jade princess millet at our N. O. Spring Botanical Show a couple of weeks ago. The vendor said it was an annual so I passed on it. The out of town nursery I purchased mine from a week later was the same vendor at the NOBS where I saw the plant. Had that second opportunity, so got it.

bali, thanks. The bloom is soooo cool. Nice to touch as well.

GT, thanks. Do they grow very fast from seed? Do you have yours planted in full sun? I plan on taking this one inside during the winter for overwinter since I potted her up. The vendor did say it most probably will not bloom tho but that is okay, so long as I can keep her alive.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:14 PM
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Found the seeds in Burpee's,ordering some there
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:26 PM
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Oh good lisa. Hopefully it will be a fast growing annual for you. I'm sure you will enjoy it. He's even nice to pet. Feels so soft. Let us know how you fair out.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:02 PM
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The birds should love it when it seeds, right? I'd like to plant a bunch of these in the yard. Maybe next year.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:42 PM
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The area where I have mine in is under my patio, potted, and close to my french doors. No birds there Lamie, good luck with yours next year. I hope to get seeds in the future. I'll try planting them in ground I suppose at that time. It will be interesting to see how long the exotic blooms will last. Just too cool.
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