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‘Morning Light’ Eulalia grass

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’

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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 CharacteristicsNeeds no staking; beautiful foliage. Flowers may be used for cutting or drying. Good autumn color. Winter interest.

CareVery 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.

PropagationDivide in spring when young. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in early spring.


  • Genus : Miscanthus
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Grasses
  • Bloom Time : Late Summer, Summer
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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