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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Common Name: Maiden Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
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Notes:
'Morning Light' is noted for its very narrow green leaves with white variegation on the margins giving an overall silvery appearance. Typically forms an upright, rounded clump of foliage growing 4-6 feet tall. Tiny reddish-copper flowers appear in long tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in mid to late September, gradually turning into silver. Blooms later than most Miscanthus cultivars. A smaller and more fine-textured version of the popular 'Gracillimus'. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Awards:
AGM GPP

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Moist meadows on slopes in lowland and mountains.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Variegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Libertia peregrinans
Aster x frikartii "'Monch'"


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