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Morning Light Maiden Grass planted in a landscape, decorative grass with long thin green grass blades

LONG AND GORGEOUS, BRIGHT GREEN AND WHITE VARIEGATED GRASSES 

FEATURES:

  • Fine-textured, silvery-green variegated foliage
  • In the late summer, small dark red flowers bloom before maturing to a silvery-white color 
  • These ornamental grasses are perfect for winter colors 
  • Dense, upright, rounded fountain shape
  • Wonderful when planted as a low-growing hedge, a border planting or in containers 
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: NY

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 4-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 4-6' apart

Morning Light Maiden Grass

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

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LONG AND GORGEOUS, BRIGHT GREEN AND WHITE VARIEGATED GRASSES 

FEATURES:

  • Fine-textured, silvery-green variegated foliage
  • In the late summer, small dark red flowers bloom before maturing to a silvery-white color 
  • These ornamental grasses are perfect for winter colors 
  • Dense, upright, rounded fountain shape
  • Wonderful when planted as a low-growing hedge, a border planting or in containers 
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: NY

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 4-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 4-6' apart

Why plant Morning Light Maiden Grass?

You don’t have to be a morning person to appreciate Morning Light Maiden Grass. This lovable Fringe is appealing at all times of day. It has a soft appearance, growing into a rounded, fountain-shaped clump of thickly set, fine foliage. Each slim green leaf is marked with a central white stripe and is bordered by a white margin on both edges, so that the overall effect is a refreshing, cool, pastel green. Every little breeze tousles the delicate foliage, adding to the feeling of softness and lightness. Feathery white plumes complete the look, and whether you view them in the light of morning or with the setting sun, they’ll catch the sunlight in a way that will enchant you!

Maiden Grass is an essential element of Asian gardens, being native to Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan. The Japanese in particular have been cultivating different forms of it for ages. Morning Light Maiden Grass has been cherished in Japanese gardens for well over 100 years. It wasn’t known in this country until representatives of the U.S. National Arboretum, John Creech and Sylvester “Skip” March, travelled to Japan in the 1970s and brought back samples. The late Kurt Bluemel, Maryland nurseryman and “King of Grasses,” gave this new-to-us Fringe its English name.

How to use Morning Light Maiden Grass in the landscape?

Morning Light Maiden Grass is an extremely late-blooming Fringe, sending up its fluffy “flowers” in early fall, about a week after Gracillimus Maiden Grass. This means it goes into winter with brand new plumes that retain their fresh and full appearance throughout most of the winter season. If you’re looking for eye-appeal during the cold months as well as during the growing season, Morning Light is the Fringe for you.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How To Plant Morning Light Maiden Grass

Unlike most other Maiden Grasses, Morning Light can handle light shade, although flowering will be heaviest in full sun. Provide it with regular water throughout the growing season. Morning Light thrives in a variety of soil types. It also makes a handsome container plant for a large decorative pot or planter box.

How To Water

When newly planted, you’ll want to water at least one or twice each week to help the roots grow properly and for the plant to become established.

How To Fertilize

For a more promised growth you’ll want to feed once in spring. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food.

How To Prune

In late winter, cut back all old growth to within several inches of the ground using manual or electric hedge trimmers or a bow saw. You can tie the stalks up with twine first to make clean up easier. Fresh new growth will emerge when the weather turns warm.


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