Foxtail millet is the second-most widely planted species of millet, and the most important in East Asia. It has the longest history of cultivation among the millets, having been grown in China since sometime in the sixth millennium BC.
Foxtail millet is an annual grass with slim, vertical, leafy stems which can reach a height of 120–200 cm.
The seedhead is a dense, hairy panicle 5–30 cm long. (Info source: wikipedia.org)
A stunning addition to the home landscape. Good for cutting and drying and works in nicely with flower arrangements. Also very nutritious for birds, and if the seed heads are allowed to ripen, wildlife will be attracted to the landscape.
Genus - Setaria
Species - Italica marcostachya
Common name - Foxtail Millet
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 10
Height - 48" / 120 cm
Spread - 36" (90 cm)
Plant type - Annual
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Stunning addition to the home landscape, lovely in the mixed border
Germination rate - 90%
Bloom season - August - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Green
|Germination||Start indoors in early spring. Sow in the surface, tamp the soil.|
Cover the seeds lightly, keep moist.
Transplant outside after the last frost.