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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’
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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’

Maiden Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.270.320

There are many varieties of Miscanthus now available. This outstanding selection forms a graceful, upright mound of narrow green foliage, each leaf neatly edged in creamy-white. Clumps have a sturdy, compact habit, well suited to the smaller garden. Coppery-pink plumes appear in late fall, although sometimes not at all in cool summer regions. The foliage dries and turns a light tan shade for the winter. Useful as a specimen, in the border, or for mass planting. Cut back to 4 inches in late winter or early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth appears. Of Japanese origin, introduced to North America in 1976 by the U.S. National Arboretum. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (2001).

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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   120-180 cm
   47-70 inches
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate