Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Chinese Silver Grass
Miscanthus sinensis is a tall clump-forming warm-season perennial grass with arching stems and leaves, giving it a fountain-like appearance. Pinkish/reddish feathery flowers appear towards the end of August and persist through October. The flowers and foliage turn beige as the season continues and the grass holds its shape and color well through winter. This grass is known to behave invasively, so use it consciously.
'Morning Light' is a cultivar with narrow leaves and variegated margins. Reddish-coppery plumes appear in mid September, eventually turning a silvery-white color. It is a smaller, finer-textured version of 'Gracillimus'.