Purple Bamboo - Package of 15 Seeds

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Purple Bamboo Seeds

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Purple bamboo is a decorative weeping bamboo that features stunningly beautiful purple hues around the culm nodes. The plants are short as they grow to a height between 3 and 4 meters and more robust than many other Himalayan bamboo species, purple bamboo handles wind exposure and midday sun correctly.

It stays beautiful, straight, and lush green throughout the year. However, this bamboo species' real quality is the canes, which boast thin green canes featuring white powder and pronounced white rings and purple shading throughout the year.

The natural height of the purple bamboo is 1 meter, but you can plant it into your narrow garden bed or keep it small to fit your needs – down to 50 cm. People use it as a feature bamboo and a light screening plant in the shady areas. Others plant it in their verandahs or outside patios.

Hardy Zones Where They Grow

The bamboo species hail from the lowland plains to mountainous regions of Asia where winter temperatures drop to a level between -25-degrees and -30-degrees Celsius or -15 degrees to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant's hardiness makes it an excellent choice for the temperate regions of North America and Europe.

Mature Height

The plant naturally grows to a height between 2 and 3 meters, and you can trim it down to the desired height. It is widely known for its weepy growth habit and soft, lush foliage. To grow properly, this plant needs filtered light or shady area, but it can correctly handle sun exposure. This is not the case with Himalayan Weeping or Nepalese Blue bamboo species.

Mature Width

Purple bamboo grows in a circular direction. You have to observe the distance you would want to maintain between the plants during the planting. For example, if the planting trench measures 80cm, you can plant the bamboo plants 80 cm apart to make a dense screen. When the space is narrow, plant the bamboos closer together.

Soil Recommendation

Like many other garden plants, purple bamboo requires loamy soils to thrive. Loamy soils combine silt, sand, and clay in equal amounts. They can retain the right amount of water without waterlogging. Air pockets in the ground allow the bamboo roots and the rhizomes to stay oxygenated. The water retention reduces the chances of drought stress. Moreover, bamboo plants will have the nutrients they need to grow.

Bloom Color

Most colored bamboo species rarely show their color when young. So, you might not see the purple color after the seeds have germinated. The plant takes 2-3 years to mature, meaning that you should expect the flowers at that time. The bulbs feature a purple color, which is the color of the canes too. After flowering, the purple bamboo will die.


When appropriately planted, purple bamboo will add dimension to your garden, particularly in winter and autumn, when the foliage and canes provide interest and color. The low winter sun will make the canes shine and offer them with lacquered appearance. The new canes will be purple, while the foliage canopy will rustle in the wind. That all you need to make your backyard beautiful.

Buy purple Bamboo seeds online at Tn Nursery