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Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light
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Plant Type: Grasses

An especially refined and elegant ornamental grass. Fine leaf blades are green with clean, very 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.

This grass 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, making wonderful accents to the tan winter foliage.

Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint. It can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening,  or at the pond’s edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This grass will only flower during very hot and long seasons.

Flower Color

Reddish bronze plumes that appear in late fall.

Foliage Color


Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height


Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average and consistent water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Cut flower or foliage, Border, Specimen, Dried Flower, Mass Plant.

Bloom Time

Mid to Late fall

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun.

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

Summer and fall