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Milium effusum 'Aureum' (AGM)


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Milium effusum 'Aureum' (AGM)
Description
Millium effusum or ‘Wood Millet' is a native plant and as the name suggests, is found mainly in old wooded areas. Loosely tufted, erect grass to 120 cm tall. Flat leaves, 5 to 15 mm wide. Inflorescence is a loose, whorled, spreading panicle 10 to 40 cm long and to 20 cm wide, with long fine branches. Millium effusum ‘Aureum' otherwise known as ‘Bowles' golden grass' makes elegant upright clumps of light lemon and lime foliage, which arches gracefully under its own weight. It needs cool moist, and ideally lightly shaded conditions with plenty of humus to grow well. It is a great plant for brightening the shade beneath trees in light woodland, or among perennial flowers in a border where the soil is suitably moist. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). E A Bowles, to whom the plant is honoured, is revered for his knowledge of plants and gardening, and for his ability to spot a worthwhile plant - whether a sport or an unusual variation in the wild. Among the best of the finds that he introduced was this yellow form of our native wood millet grass.
 


Main Features
 
Type Ornamental Grass Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour Yellow Size (H xW) 45 x 45cm
Flowering Season Spring Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Yellow Growth Rate Medium Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Moisture Retentive AGM
Position Part Shade Habit Spreading
 
 
Cultivation Notes
It needs cool moist and ideally lightly shaded conditions with plenty of humus to grow well, but is not an overly demanding plant generally. It is a great plant for brightening the shade beneath trees in light woodland, or among perennial flowers in a border where the soil is suitably moist.
 
Uses: Millium effusum ‘Aureum' is a born mingler and associates perfectly with other spring shade lovers. It is a great plant for brightening the shade beneath trees in light woodland, or among perennial flowers in a border where the soil is suitably moist.
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove flowers after faded.