Huron Sunrise Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Huron Sunrise’)
Huron Sunrise Maiden Grass
Huron Sunrise Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Huron Sunrise’) is an excellent new maiden grass with very full burgundy flowers that display their beauty in mid-August. This is its most outstanding feature! Because by autumn, the entire plant is a huge cloud of gilded foliage and creamy white plumes 5-6 feet tall!
Huron Sunrise blooms much more profusely than any other Miscanthus variety with a nice compact habit. Its wonderful golden fall foliage color is an added bonus! Forming fountains of foliage only 2-3 feet in width, the clumps are fluffy space-savers because of their columnar growth. Wildlife love Miscanthus, but deer seldom bother with it unless truly desperate.
Warm-season Miscanthus is unrivaled in the diversity and beauty of its flowers, foliage, autumn colors and winter presence. The plant maintains its graceful form throughout winter, providing tremendous winter interest. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 9, there is little this selection of the rugged native, warm-season ornamental grass can’t handle!
Huron Sunrise is extraordinarily adaptable to many conditions and purposes in the garden! Use it alone as a specimen to add height and fluffy texture to the Cottage border or bulk up a mixed perennial or shrub borders the back of the row décor. You will certainly want to plant Huron Sunrise grass where it’s wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed!
This Maiden Grass is also spectacular for mass plantings and as seasonal screening! Line pool seating, section off a prairie and wildflower garden, and create garden rooms for privacy that whisk you away with their motion, white noise, and dense growth! Try them in large containers and planters – add some casters and have a rolling shade or privacy screen you can enjoy anywhere you need it in the sun! Miscanthus is a natural for use in Rain Gardens or at the pond’s edge as they are in xeric hell strips and Rock Gardens!
Doing very best in full sun, Huron Sunrise tolerates some shade but won’t be as strong and upright, possibly even falling flat. It will grow in almost any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay. Miscanthus is easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners. Adaptable to salt, drought and it’s impressively hardy, tolerant, and resistant! Deer and rabbits rarely bother it.
A warm-season grass, Huron Sunrise won’t start growing until the soil temperature warms up so have a bit of patience. Prune before growth starts to appear in early spring and remove built-up leaves and debris from the center.
|Common name||Huron Sunrise Maiden Grass|
|Botanical name||Miscanthus sinensis 'Huron Sunrise'|
|Height||5 - 6 ft.|
|Width||2 - 3 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|