‘Morning Light’ is noted for its very narrow green leaves with white variegation on the margins giving an overall silvery appearance. Typically forms an upright, rounded clump of foliage growing 4-6 feet tall. Tiny reddish-copper flowers appear in long tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in mid to late September, gradually turning into silver. Blooms later than most Miscanthus cultivars. A smaller and more fine-textured version of the popular 'Gracillimus'. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Maiden Grass
Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-8
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Fall
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Moist meadows on slopes in lowland and mountains.
Award: AGM, GPP
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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