Miscanthus Sinensis Morning Light Grasses
Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light (Silver Grass)
This is a really useful and easy to grow Miscanthus and like all varieties it is well mannered and non invasive. Elegant clumps of fine silvery foliage have attractive creamy white edges and gently arch at the leaf tips developing into a graceful, almost fountain-like clump that looks really neat and tidy all season. In warmer Summers silky reddish-brown flower spikes will be produced, late in the season and they persist through the winter giving further height and interest.
Great for adding interest in mixed borders, the plants give a nice contrast with other colours and also look great with other Ornamental Grasses of differing colours and textures. This is also a useful plant for more contemporary garden designs, bold groups can be very effective for softening buildings and other structures.
Miscanthus Morning Light is best grown in full sun, any well drained soil.
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Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light is a deciduous grass, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest, especially on frosty days. Cut them back close to the ground in February or March before the new foliage emerges. The cut stems and foliage is useful as a natural mulch or may be composted.
How to grow Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous grass, foliage turns to coppery red in Autumn and then brown in Winter, fresh new foliage emerges in spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: late Summer
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: up to 120cm x 120cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring.