Bowles' golden grass

Milium effusum 'Aureum'

Bowles' golden grass - Milium effusum  'Aureum'

Common Name: Bowles' golden grass
Genus: Milium
Species: effusum
Cultivar: 'Aureum'

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Gold
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A brilliant plant for a shady spot, this semi-evergreen grass gets going in early spring and forms a rich yellow mound which matures to a bright green. Delicate golden flowers form a haze in summer. Plant at the edge of a shady border or in groups as part of a woodland planting scheme.

  • Garden care: Divide in spring if clumps start to look tatty.