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Bowles Golden Grass, Golden Millet Grass, Golden Wood Millet 'Aureum'

Milium effusum

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Milium (MIL-lee-um) (Info)
Species: effusum (eff-YOO-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureum


Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo


Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade


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Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

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Grown for foliage

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California

Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

Bend, Oregon

Portland, Oregon (2 reports)

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.