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Setaria italica 'Red Jewel'
Setaria italica 'Red Jewel' Seeds
Setaria Red Jewel is a beautiful annual grass with burgundy foliage and soft foxtail shaped flower heads. It’s good in mixed borders with flowering perennials, great in the cutting garden for cut flower production and good for dried flowers too.
Like most grasses Setaria is easy to grow and quickly produces masses of stems for cutting. At the end of the season allow some seed heads to form on this ornamental millet and you'll have your own supply of nutritious food for your garden birds. For best results sow indoors in spring and plant out when the soil has warmed up in May.
Hardy Annual Grass. Cut Flower.
Height & Spread
60-90cm tall x 45-60cm wide (2-3 feet tall x 18 inches-2 feet wide)
Sow indoors in spring then plant out in May. Sow outdoors from May onwards.
Allow at least 45cm (18 inches) between plants.
Prefers well drained soil in full sun.
Buckets full of glamorous tassels produced from June to October as long as you keep picking.
Pick early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7+ days in a vase. Keeps colour if dried.
This lovely burgundy Setaria grows particularly well with other annuals in shades of red and caramel such as Scabiosa, Daucus Dara and Rudbeckia.