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Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light

Variegated Maiden Grass

A tight form with thin, wiry, silver-green leaves on an upright arching habit. The emerging plumes are a deep copper-red, aging to cream.

  • »  A compact form with thin silver-green wiry leaves on an upright arching habit
  • »  Leaf blades are green with narrow white sharply serrated margins
  • »  Foliage turns a golden-tan with a hint of red in the fall, remaining through the winter
  • »  Bloom Time: September to November
  • »  Flower Type: Small feathery panicles
  • »  Flower colour: Copper-red turning to a silvery-white
  • »  Flower Height: 150 cm
  • »  Foliage Height: 90-100 cm
  • »  Grass Type: Warm Season

1gal
$21.88
5gal
$69.13
  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:90-150 cm
  • Spread:80-100 cm
  • Bloom Color: Red
Featured
Exposure
Full Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Growth Rate
Medium
Critter
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Habit
Clumping
Upright
Vase-shape
Foliage Color
Green
Variegated
White
Landscape uses
Rock garden
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Plants should be divided, in the spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.

Note: This grass may not flower in our region as it needs long, hot summers to produce abundant blooms.