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Miscanthus Sinensis 'Morning Light' (Silver Grass)

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (silver grass)

Miscanthus Sinensis 'Morning Light' (Silver Grass)


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Position: open sunny position
Soil: moderately-fertile, moist but well-drained
Rate of growth: average. Achieves 150-180cm when mature
Flowering period: flowers appear in October after warm summers
Flower colour: reddish brown, fading to silver over time
Other features:stands well through the winter
Hardiness: fully hardy
A species of hardy, perennial grasses originating in China. Their clump-forming habit, with no invasive spreading rhizomes, is easily contained within gardens of all sizes. A number of excellent breeding programmes in Europe and the USA over the past 25 years have developed varieties better-able to offer reliable flowering displays in cooler, European summers. Miscanthus 'Morning Light' is a selected sport from Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus, and is a particularly elegant and versatile form. Slender emerald green blades have narrow cream margins, arching gently at their tips to create a 'fountain' effect. In warm summers, reddish brown flowers open in October and endure through the winter. Garden care: Leave top growth standing through winter. Cut back to ground level late February as new shoots appear within the crown.

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