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Milium effusum 'Yaffle'

Milium effusum 'Yaffle'

Family:  Poaceae
Main Season:  Spring
Flower Colour:  Yellow
Leaf Colour:  Yellow/Gold variegated
Foliage:  Semi-Evergreen
Position:  Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  60cm to 90cm (2' to 3')
Peat Free?  Not yet
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H7 minimum at least -20C
Pot Size:  9cm



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A lovely form of Wood Millet with soft green leaves lightened by a butter yellow stripe down the centre of each blade. Typical yellowish green arching flowers to 75cm in spring. Shade, average soil.

Like the commonly grown Milium effusum 'Aureum', 'Yaffle' makes a good addition to any shaded border, be it the narrow strip down the north side of your house or an acre of mixed woodland!  It doesn't seed true like the yellow version but it does make a good clump that slowly spreads and can be dug, split and replanted if you need to make some more of it.

Try it with early bulbs like snowdrops and winter aconites.

We have grown this plant for about 20 years but have no idea where it originated.