Miscanthus Morning Light Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’)

Miscanthus Morning Light Grass

If you want a grass that truly makes a statement, the Miscanthus Morning Light Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’) is happy to oblige! It grows tall, strong, and full with an iconic, fountain-like form. It’s easy to see why so many regard this brilliant grass as one of the best-performing Miscanthus varieties!

Miscanthus Morning Light Maiden Grass is a warm-season ornamental that earns its keep in any garden by standing tall and keeping things fresh and exciting with its thin whiskery leaves. Its foliage is a bright green with creamy white margins. It also has center veins that create a silvery sheen as this grass sways in the sun.

When summer rolls into fall, Miscanthus Morning Light Grass sends up feathery and festive plumes. These joyous plumes create quite a visual impact with their reddish-bronze coloration. These plumes hang around through winter, giving your garden four seasons of interest. Hardy throughout planting zones 5 to 9, these warm-season grasses grow to 4-5 feet in height when in bloom, and form clumps 3-4 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Because of its fine foliage and graceful form and movement, Miscanthus Morning Light Grass lends itself well to almost any occasion. This excellent grass is easily recognizable from afar. Its stately size and dense form make it ideal for back planting or as a seasonal screen. This delightful grass also makes a wonderful specimen or addition to your grass garden. Its height makes it a great accent piece or thriller.

Plant your Morning Light Grass in full sun for the best performance. It is deer resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your investment becoming Bambi’s snack. This grass is also salt-tolerant and drought-tolerant once established. Add to Rock Gardens and Xeric mass plantings, even that harsh hell strip along the road or sidewalk!

  • Narrow Green LeavesWith Silvery White Leaf Margins
  • Iconic Graceful Fountain Form
  • Warm-Season Ornamental Grass
  • Bronzy Red Plumes
  • Flowing Specimens, Mass Plantings, Backdrops & Screening

Tips for Care:

Miscanthus ornamental grasses need full sun to have the strongest stems, but are graceful and flowing in partial shade as well! Provide an enriched location with excellent drainage that has mulch for the very best results! Once established, Miscanthus can handle harsher conditions. Each year early spring, cut your ornamental grasses down to just a few inches removing all of last year’s growth and flower plumes and let all new growth start from the ground up each year. These warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Tolerates Drought & Saline Conditions Once Established
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Deer Seldom Bother It
  • Prune Early Spring

Welcome the Morning Light Grass into your garden and let it brighten your day. It will surely become a shining star in your yard.

Miscanthus Morning Light Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’) Details

Common name Miscanthus Morning Light Grass
Botanical name Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 5 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Reddish Bronze