Is this plant a perennial? Can this plant survive in the Chicago, Illinois area? Do you need to cut down this plant in the fall?
Purple Majesty is sold and grown as an Annual, though it is sometimes listed as a tender perennial,
You can leave the plants for winter interest and the birds will feed on the seeds.
It will not regrow in your zone.
I planted a "Jade Princess" millet plant in a large, ceramic planter outside in August of last year. I just cut off dead stuff. Will it grow back? I don't see any "green". Are they perennials?
Jade Princess Millet is an annual.
This is a sterile variety, so no seeds will form.
You will need to start new plants again this year.
I just purchased a Purple Majesty plant. It is in a 6-inch pot and has 3 "cattails." If I plant this in the garden, will it send up more grass and additional seed heads, or is it all done at this stage? Would cutting the seed heads make the plant grow more? Thanks for any advice you can give. Mary Ellen Rynes Renton, WA
If you plant your Purple Majesty in the garden, it could grow as high as 3 to 5 feet, and if transplanted soon, there's a chance you could see quite a few more blooms yet (and you can leave the dead blooms and seed spikes on it, it won't hurt anything).
This article may give you some additional helpful information on helping your Purple Majesty thrive:
The leaves on my plant turn brown and wither. What can be the cause. If it is because of the wind, then this is not a good choice for South Dakota. The plant has never gotten dry and gets full sun until late afternoon. It looke d so nice in the greenhouse.
Yes, this is common on these plants with a hot and dry wind. You could try relocating the container to a more sheltered location. There is little to be done with the existing damage, but preventing further stress is the best remedy.
Can a purple millet be used as a foundation planting along the side of a house? thank you.
Certainly it can be used in this location.
I have a purple baron millet I just purchased in zip code 06010 CT. I have it in a pot and want to know if I take it in before the winter cold weather and keep it in basement will it come back next year and how should I care for it in the winter month's in the basement. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance.
If you are in doubt about its survival outdoors, it won't hurt to bring it in. It will survive best if you place it in a south-facing window. Treat it like a houseplant for a headstart next year.
Here is an article with more information on the care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ornamental-millet/
I have loads of Millit Type plants growing in the garden, they look like Millit that budgies eat, but with an Oval shaped green leaf, could you tell me what the proper name for these are please?
I'll take a stab at ID. How about amaranth? Johnny Seeds has a variety called "Hot biscuit" that looks similar to your plants.