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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ (Eulalia grass)

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ Photo/Illustration: Virginia Small

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ mis-KAN-thus sih-NEN-sis Common Name: Eulalia grass 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.
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
Style Miscanthus
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Grasses

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