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Milium effusum 'Aureum'
Common Name: Wood Millet Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Milium effusum 'Aureum'
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This beautiful grass has golden foliage held in a slightly ruffled manner. The golden, arching flower stems are magnificent when they catch the morning or evening light. When you see it it's hard to believe that a plant can glow that brightly!

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Native Habitat:
Damp shady woods, especially oak and beech, on heavy humus rich lime soils.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGold 
Soil MoistureMoist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Persicaria microcephala "'Red Dragon'"
Hosta "'Krossa Regal'"
Brunnera macrophylla
Astrantia major "'Abbey Road'"

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