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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Ornamental Purple Millet (5 of 13)

Annual ornamental grass with deep purple foliage and seed heads resembling corn
Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun
Height: 3-5 feet; Width: 1-2 feet
Annual in all zones:
All Zones: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; water when dry; remove plants after frost.

Chrysanthemum morifolium - Garden Mum
Perennial often grown as a fall-blooming annual with flowers in a variety of colors
Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Pinch back plants by ½ in late spring; divide in spring every 2-3 years
Height: 24 inches; Width: 24 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:
Zone 5: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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