MILIUM effusum 'Aureum'

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MILIUM effusum 'Aureum'

Golden Millet Grass
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Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Northern temperate areas
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Golden-green foliage effect during spring and early summer. The golden-green color holds best in cooler temperate areas. Effective in shade.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: pale green to purple
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: golden-green, weeping, lanceolate
Growth Habit: clumping / bushy
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / acidic / average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.07643 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
929
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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