Native Region: Garden Origin
Milium effusum 'Aureum'
Zone Range: 06-09
Preferred Climate: Open deciduous woodland
Harvest Date: Tuesday 05 July, 2011
Seed count: 50-60
This loosely tufted semi-evergreen perennial grass has flat, strap-shaped leaves of rich golden yellow and bears tiny golden spikelets in midsummer.
Most grasses, and grass-like plants require full sun, but this grass is the exception to the rule. The bonus is that the delicate chartreuse leaves will brighten a shady corner in any modern grass garden - or any garden.
Sow seed in containers in spring or fall. Grow on in any moderately good garden soil with good drainage. Best grown in partial shade, although it can take full shade. Self-seeds freely. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.