The perfect “thriller” for your container garden—Purple Millet! See more ornamental grasses for your containers: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/ornamental-grasses/?socsrc=bhgpin050112topgrasses
Raising grains such as wheat, spelt, oats, rice, buckwheat, barley, millet, and rye in your backyard doesn’t require any special machinery, and you may be surprised at how little space it takes to grow a substantial supply of homegrown grains.
Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty'. Also known as 'Purple Millet' This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, flower cuttings, nice drying flowers,