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Milium Genus

Millet grass

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Milium genus (Millet grass). A genus comprising of about 6 species of annuals or perennial grasses native to Europe, Asia and eastern North America. They are grown for their ornamental flowers and foliage. The leaves are alternate long, and narrow, The flowers are bisexual with males and females in the same spikelet.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Grasses

Interest and use

Borders

Cultivation

Easily grown in semi-shade. Are frost tolerant preferring moisture-retentive soil. Propagate by seeds in the spring or autumn or division in autumn.

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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