Maiden Grass Morning Light

 

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Deer and rabbit proof Morning Light is a versatile ornamental Maide Grass loved by birds. Fine textured white variegated foliage. (Miscanthus sinensis)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 60-84" tall (5-7 feet), 30-48" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 10ORN
Our photo doesn't show it, but this elegant grass has fine, arching white-and-green variegated leaves of great beauty, giving the whole plant a silvery appearance. Introduced from Japan in 1976, this grass is now considered the best of the Miscanthus group, and a stunning specimen plant for garden or meadow.

The elegant reddish plumes (which dry for arrangements to a creamy white) appear in September or October, adding great drama to the fall landscape.

About Miscanthus hybrids: Our friend, Jack Scheper, the plant expert who runs Floridata.com, tell us that there are now hundreds of cultivars of this handsome grass. He says What they have in common are a clump forming habit (never forming turf), in which the leaves grow up, then cascade out and down like a fountain; foliage that turns various shades of gold or bronze in autumn and holds up well throughout the winter; erect flowers that shine in the summer sun, then turn soft and fluffy in winter, and persist beautifully in dried arrangements; and a preference for sunny positions in the landscape.

SKU 10ORN
Common Name Maiden Grass
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 60-84" tall (5-7 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 30-48" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Variegated
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsMaiden Grass Morning Light
 
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1.0

Less than expected

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from Coastal Maine

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Morning Light:

Very disappointing size upon arrival and in 3 months of growing it has not matured to the anticipated plant.

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1.0

Needed my glasses to see the mini "plugs"

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from Independence, Mo

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    Cons

    • Of 3 Ordered 1 Survived

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Morning Light:

    used to line drive, with established plant
    One of three starts survived mild, wet spring & summer
    See above

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    1.0

    Didn't grow

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    from Spartanburg, SC

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    Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Morning Light:

    Received as other plants in order but these didn't grow. planted according to instructions.

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    5.0

    Grows well in less than perfect conditio

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    from Unionville Mo

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Morning Light:

      We put this grass at a lake home. We aren't there a lot so we needed something that can " make it without much help" This grass is great. It was a little slow starting but is doing great now. I love how it looks so fragile, but must really be a tough plant! I love it. Thanks.

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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