Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Miscanthus
Zone 5 to 9, Full sun to part shade
Plants reach 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2001
An especially refined and elegant ornamental grass. Fine leaf blades are green with clean, paper-thin, white margins that give the plant a silvery cast when viewed from a distance. This plant is luminous when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. It is prized for its rounded habit that never flops. Many consider 'Morning Light' to be one of the finest cultivars of Miscanthus.
This requires a very long, hot growing season to be able to produce flowers. When it does, they are spectacular reddish bronze plumes that appear in late fall. As the seeds mature, they become cream colored and fluffy; they make wonderful accents to the tan winter foliage.
Easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners, Miscanthus will grow in most any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay, and does not require good drainage. Grow this in full sun except in warmer regions where some afternoon shade is best. Fertilization is not necessary.
Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.
Attributes: Border plants, Containers, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or seed heads, Mass planting, Rock gardens, Specimen or focal point plant, Deer resistant.
Not available for shipment to NY
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.