- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 5 - 8
- Height: 24 inches
- Width: 24 inches
- Foliage Color: Yellow
- Soil Requirement: Evenly moist, well-drained soil, pH 5.5 - 6.5
- Environment: Partial shade to full shade
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 90 days, germination can be erratic
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Surface sow
- Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 24 inches
Golden Millet (Milium effusum) - If you have shade, you will want to start Golden Millet seeds! Most ornamental grasses need full sun, but this little ornamental Millet Grass actually prefers a shady location. The golden, chartreuse leaves will brighten any shady spot in your landscape, and it will gently spread to create a bright ground cover for shade. Also called Golden Wood Millet Grass, this ornamental's foliage is bright yellow in spring, and turns greenish gold in summer, and the plant only grows to about 18 - 24 inches tall.
How To Grow Golden Millet: Start the Milium effusum Seeds indoors in the early spring. Use small pots filled with seed starting mix. Place the ornamental grass seeds onto the soil and cover thinly with sand or soil and keep the seeds moist. Transplant outdoors once soil temperatures have warmed and frost danger has passed. Golden Millet prefers to be grown in cool, moist conditions.