Eulalia grass

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’

Photo/Illustration: 
Virginia Small
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Eulalia grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’)
mis-KAN-thus sih-NEN-sis
Genus:  Miscanthus
This beautiful grass has an "inner light" that emanates from the white midribs of its fine-textured leaf blades and the threads of white around their edges. A graceful shape usually between 5 and 6 feet tall, ‘Morning Light’, turns golden in November and fades to beige in winter.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Needs no staking; beautiful foliage. Flowers may be used for cutting or drying. Good autumn color. Winter interest.
Care:  Very tolerant, but does best in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Should not have excessive moisture in winter. Cut to the ground by early spring.
Propagation:  Divide in spring when young. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in early spring.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Grasses

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