Golden Millet Drought Tolerant Xeriscape Ornamental Grass Plant Seed

Millet Seeds - Golden

Grass Specifications

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

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Milium effusum

Planting Directions

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. A drought tolerant plant perfect for xeriscape landscaping where water conservation is an important factor in the grasses you choose.

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.