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'.

Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 2.50 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to February
Bloom Description: Tan
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Colorful, Good Fall
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution