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Milium vernale

Millet grass

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.12m to 2m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Leaf ColourYellow green

Description

Milium vernale (Millet grass). A perennial grass with lance-shaped to linear, yellow green leaves and tiny golden nodding panicles in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Grass

Origin

Temperate Europe, Asia and North America

Interest and use

Mixed border

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0
  • WaterMoist

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

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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