Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' /Morning Light Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'  / Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Clump of grass late in the summer
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Clump of grass late in the summer

Very fine textured foliage

Silvery-green foliage


A clump of this ornamental grass growing in the Springfield, Missouri Botanical Garden soon after a frost

Grass after a frost

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Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Common Name: Morning Light Maiden Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Fruit present: Summer
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has narrow green leaves with white margins, with an overall silvery appearance. It flowers later, is shorter and has a finer texture than the species.