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Miscanthus sinensis 'Autumn Light'

Also called Japanese Silver Grass


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More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Autumn Light'

  • Narrow, long, arching green leaves with silver midribs turn gold in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Early fall
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Red-bronze aging to creamy-white
  • Flower Height: 225 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150-175 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions. 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

150-225 cm

Spread:

100-150 cm

Colour:

Red,White
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Autumn Light Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided, in spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early in spring to make way for new growth.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Autumn Light' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Roadside planting
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sinensis 'Autumn Light'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Berlin'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Berlin'

Berlin Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Undine'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Undine'

Undine Maiden Grass