Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Japanese Silver Grass

Deciduous, Herbaceous Grass / Grass-Like

One of the best variegated ornamental grasses. It can get quite large, so plan accordingly. It will likely require division after several years in the garden.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Low


Size: 48 - 66 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Arching, Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, Variegated, Ivory / Cream
Fall Color: Bronze / Copper

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Sep, Fall
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Erosion Control, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Pollution Tolerant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos