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Milium effusum (Wood millet)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Milium effusum

Other names

Wood millet

Genus

Milium Milium

Species

M. effusum - M. effusum is a mid-sized semi-evergreen grass with arching green foliage. In summer it bears open flower panicles.


Milium effusum is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Milium effusum (Wood millet) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil in light shade. If in a sunny position, ensure that the soil is moisture retentive.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Milium effusum

Other names

Wood millet

Genus

Milium Milium

Species

M. effusum - M. effusum is a mid-sized semi-evergreen grass with arching green foliage. In summer it bears open flower panicles.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Milium effusum (Wood millet) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil in light shade. If in a sunny position, ensure that the soil is moisture retentive.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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