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Purple Millet - annual This incredibly tough annual grass offers fantastic burgundy foliage and rich purple foliage that look like fuzzy cattails. The plants are beautiful and attract birds. Name: Pennisetum glaucum Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall Zones: Annual Plant This Grass Because: It has rich purple foliage.
The Black Velvet Petunia is one of our favorite annual varieties. I think I would love to see this surrounding the green rudbeckias with black centers. Very dramatic look.