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Re: Purple Majesty Ornamental grass

Mine never took off, but I like it. Speaking of grasshoppers - one of
them got to one of my colchiums! Vulture. I know they're too poisonous
for anything else to have nibbled.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 02 Oct 2003 14:38:16 +0000

>sorry your PM was unimpressive. But here we had so much rain and it
>sustained no pest or wind damage. It really looks terrific. This is the
>first year for almost everyone for this seed, so no one I've talked to
>knows if it will come true from seed. Even our CES Trial Garden. I
>shared a seed order with them. When you buy from a growers catalogue the
>price is less per seed but the quantity is larger. We will order again
>because it was so nice, and if you want I could send you some. The plan
>here is to collect seed and grow both the collected seed and the "known
>to be true, $$$ seed". One can't be sure til deep into the season
>(unless you start way early in a greenhouse) whether it will look the
>same because it starts out green with a red midrib and only over time
>develops the really deep majestic color.
>> Kitty,
>> I grew this too this year for the first time.  Do you think it will come
>> back from the seed?  I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be .... the
>> grasshoppers ate on it and the dry wind damaged it some too.  It was so
>> expensive I don't think I would want to pay for it again but maybe from seed
>> I would try it.
>> Patricia
>> zone 6b
>>  This year I grew (on
>> > purpose) Purple Majesty Millet and it definitely looked like corn coming
>> > up. But PM is one gorgeous millet! I plan to grow it again next year.
>> >
>> >
>> > Kitty
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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