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Morning Light Miscanthus Grass

SKU: AM016170
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'Morning Light' Miscanthus Grass is a versatile ornamental grass loved by birds. This elegant grass has fine arching white-and-green variegated leaves, giving the whole plant a silvery appearance. Wheat-colored flowers appear in late summer to fall, and dry to a creamy white, adding great drama to the fall landscape. This grass is deer resistant and will attract birds to the garden. (Miscanthus sinensis)
key features
Botanical Name
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Privacy, Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
4-6 ft tall


48-72" tall x 24-48" wide. Introduced from Japan in 1976, 'Morning Light' Miscanthus Grass is now considered the best of the Miscanthus group, and a stunning specimen plant for garden or meadow. The clump-forming habit makes Miscanthus Grass an excellent choice for formal, structured plantings and natural looking landscapes as well. Foliage turns various shades of gold or bronze in autumn and holds up well throughout the winter; erect flowers shine in the summer sun, then turn soft and fluffy in winter, and persist beautifully in dried arrangements. Plant in a sunny position in the landscape. Let foliage stand for winter habitat and visual interest and cut back to 2-3 inches above ground in early  spring before new growth begins.