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Products > Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
 
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Morning Light Japanese Silver Grass
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red Brown
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (Morning Light Japanese Silver Grass) - A very attractive fine-textured ornamental clump-forming grass that grows to 5 feet tall with 1/4 inch wide leaves that have distinct white bands along both leaf margins that give the plant a shimmering look. Full sun is best to bring out its color. Tolerates relatively dry conditions with only infrequent irrigation but looks better when irrigated occasionally to regularly. Hardy to USDA Zone 6-7 (-10 degrees F). This very attractive cultivar is somewhat similar to Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracilimus' but smaller with a creamy-white variegation on the edge and mid-vein. It is thought to have been in cultivation in Japan for over 100 years and was introduced into the US by Dr. John Creesh and Sylvester March in 1976 from the private collection of Dr. Masato Yokoi. The name Miscanthus was given to this genus of perennial grasses native to Japan and the Philippines by the 19th century Swedish botanist Nils Johan Andersson. It comes from the Greek words 'miskos' which means "stem" or "stalk" and 'anthos', meaning "flowers" in reference to the seed heads having stalked spikelets. We received our first plant of this great cultivar from Native Sons Nursery in Arroyo Grande, California in 1990 and first listed it for sale in our 1991 catalog.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Miscanthus 'Morning Light'.
 
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