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Morning Light Miscanthus Grass

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

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall (4-6 feet), 24-48" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season.
SKU 10ORNXX

Plant Information

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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10ORNXX
10ORN (Plant - 3.5" pot) - Out of stock.
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Common Name Morning Light Maiden Grass
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Green
Mature Height 48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 24-48" wide
Growth Rate Fast
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
Foliage Narrow, green grass blades with white margins. Turns brown in fall.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers, Erosion Control, Low Maintenance, Hedge / Screen
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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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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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