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Milium effusum ‘Aureum’
Milium effusum ‘Aureum’
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Milium effusum ‘Aureum’

Golden Wood Millet

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.265.050

Not often seen in gardens, this is a low-growing grass that prefers moist, shady sites. Plants form a dense mound of beautiful chartreuse-yellow foliage in spring, bearing short spikes of green flowers in early summer. A superb companion to spring flowering bulbs of all kinds, also intermingling well with Hostas or ferns. In warm regions this often will go dormant during the summer, so site carefully. Seedlings that appear are usually true. Clumps may also be divided in early spring.

Further details for
Milium effusum ‘Aureum’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.