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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
  • Dark Pink
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Year-Round
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Rock Gardens
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rain Garden
  • Border Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Erosion Control
  • Accent Plant

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

'Morning Light' also makes a wonderful container plant.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Buy Morning Light Maiden Grass online. One of the best and most sought after miscanthus varieties. Morning Light is a compact grower and offers a similar fine texture appearance to that of 'Gracillimus'. It's leaves are narrow and it's form is neat and arching. It's blooms are reddish-bronze, appearing as late as October. Noticeable white-edged variegation.

Mature Height:

3-5 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Maiden Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 1440

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(500 units available now - R)

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3358

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(1999 units available now - R)

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3359

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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Really beautiful plants - very healthy. Looking forward to ordering more!

Ithaca, NY
November 2016

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