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Morning Light Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Pronunciation: mis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis
SKU #06166
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Dense clumps of slender, green blades with creamy white margins and midveins that create a shimmering silvery appearance. A superb grass that adds visual excitement wherever used. Reddish inflorescences that persist through winter provide an interesting accent to bare winterscapes. Wonderful texture for beds and borders.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Summer
Mature Size Forms clumps 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide; plumes reach 6 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas Even more white than its variegated sister, this is an improved accent for beds and borders. Plant as a single vertical accent among low-growing, dark-green plants, or line it up as a hedge or informal linear cluster. Try matched potted specimens on corners of a square patio. Perfect near water gardens and fountains as wildlife cover, to disguise mechanical pumps or filters and for the illusion of reeds. Also lovely in cobalt-blue, glazed ceramic pots for patio, porch or terrace.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Ninebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Aster (Aster); Cranesbill (Geranium); Catmint (Nepeta)
CARE
Care Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained, loamy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, tolerates moderate dry spells. Cut foliage clumps back to 3 inches above the ground and apply fertilizer in late winter to early spring.

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