Pennisetum glaucum. Jade Princess Millet is the most compact of the three royal millets, growing to only 75cm (30") tall. But the foliage is a spectacular chartreuse yellow green colour that immediately draws one's attention. It provides sharp contrast to any dark leaves or flowers in the garden, including Purple Majesty millet. The leaves form a series of overlapping arches, with the tips nearly reaching back to the soil. And by the middle of summer the rush-like panicles emerge, bushier and more curved than the others. They easily resemble the tails of mythical beasts rummaging through the foliage. This ornamental millet looks magnificent as single specimens in large patio containers.
Cloud Grass, a species of bentgrass, forms a diaphanous hazy mist in late summer when its delicate, tiny flowers spread out in all directions. It is useful to know some tips on how to grow cloud grass.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Or direct sow in early spring, when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible. It can also be planted in late autumn.
Just cover the small seeds. At a temperature of 10-12°C (50-55°F) seeds should germinate in 21 to 25 days.
Transplant after last frost into average, well drained soil. Space plants 15-20cm (6-8″) apart. Feed regularly and don’t let the soil become completely dry. Keep an eye on the flowering stage and cut the stems for drying before the seeds set in order to prevent self-sowing. The flower stems are spectacular when dried and will last for months. Cut them and hang them upside-down in a dark, airy place until fully dried.