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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Variegated Maiden Grass - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

  • A compact form with thin silver-green wiry leaves on an upright arching habit
  • Leaf blades are green with narrow white sharply serrated margins
  • Foliage turns a golden-tan with a hint of red in the fall, remaining through the winter
  • Bloom Time: September to November
  • Flower Type: Small feathery panicles
  • Flower colour: Copper-red turning to a silvery-white
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90-100 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:

5

Height:

90-150 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Red
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Variegated Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

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

Note: This grass may not flower in our region as it needs long, hot summers to produce abundant blooms.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Vase-shape
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Specimen

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