Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Miscanthus sinensis


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Birds

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (Poaceae)
(mis-KANTH-us si-NEN-sis)
Maiden Grass

Very narrow leaves, with a bright white stripe that makes this plant shimmer and glow in the landscape. This favorite ornamental grass of 4-5' sets off any sunny area in the garden. If you need a plant to draw your eye, 'Morning Light' will do the trick -- highlighting all other plants in its company. Blooms late, with reddish-tinted plumes. Can stand alone, or plant en masse for a spectacular effect in all seasons. This Miscanthus cultivar is sterile, so will not seed in.

Bloom color: brown
Bloom period: fall
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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