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Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light

Silver Maiden Grass, Eulalia

Type: Perennials,Grasses
Height: Tall 4' (5' in flower) (Plant 3-4' apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Wine colored stalks rise from delicate silver variegated foliage. Appreciated for its more rounded upright habit. Showy light plumes display a pink blush all fall and into the winter. Straw-beige winter foliage with plumes persisting to provide pleasing winter interest. Morning Light is a smaller, finer-textured Miscanthus when compared to Gracillimus. Picture-perfect with sunshine highlighting the silky plumes.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot

Miscanthus General Information:

Miscanthus are the royalty of the grass kingdom, with billowy texture, silky tassels, many different heights and colorations, and great winter interest. Seeds are carried by a feathery plume above the plant. Pleasing sound when rustling in the wind. Deer resistant. Good for hot dry spots, also dries easily. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Miscanthus Plant Care:

Cut foliage back in late winter before new shoots appear. Divide in late spring when needed. Shear back foliage, divide clumps with a sharp spade, and discard woody centers. Replant divisions and water well. May self sow for our Southern gardeners. Cut off plumes to prevent seeding. Benefits from a well drained winter site.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: MIML