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Milium effusum ‘Aureum’

Wood millet

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  • Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourRich golden yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ (Wood millet). This is an evergreen tuft-forming perennial, this species of grass is grown for its yellow foliage and flowers. The flat leaves are golden yellow in the spring fading to yellowish green in the summer. The flowers are produced in panicles of greenish yellow spikelets they are produced in the summer. It will grow to a height of 1m and a spread of 30cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Grass

Interest and use

Water feature, borders

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  • Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH8.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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