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Milium effusum

Wood millet

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Leaf ColourLight green yellow

Description

Milium effusum (Wood millet). The only species usually grown is Milium effusum, which has been planted in woods as a food plant for game birds.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Grass

Other common names

Bowle's golden grass

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Easily grown in semi-shade. Are frost tolerant preferring moisture-retentive soil.

Propagation

Propagate by seeds in the spring or autumn or division in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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