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
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Winter Interest
Good For Erosion Control
Good For Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size48-72" tall (4-6 feet). , 24-48" wide.
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season.
SKUAM016170

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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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.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM016170
AM014160 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM015728 (Tray of 18)
AM015729 (Tray of 9)
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 surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Narrow, green grass blades with white margins. Turns brown in fall.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Winter Interest, Good For Erosion Control, Good For Hedge / Screen
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Prohibited In
Massachusetts, New York
Item Unit
Tray
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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