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Maiden Grass Morning Light

Morning Light is considered the best Maiden Grass since its debut in 1976. Fine textured white variegated foliage. (Miscanthus sinensis)

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 60-84" tall (5-7 feet), 30-48" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Maiden Grass Morning Light, Miscanthus sinensis, Maiden Grass
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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 Season 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
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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.

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Grows well in less than perfect conditio


from Unionville Mo

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth


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

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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