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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