Adding ornamental grasses can soften up areas of the landscape and bring visual appeal to your yard.
Morning Light Grass will definitely brighten up your day! With its silvery, sharp foliage with shimmery ends, it makes this ornamental grass a real winner!
Each leaf stem of this ornamental grass has a while edge with green in the middle. This grass has more of a narrow texture compared to other Miscanthus grasses.
As summer turns to fall, look for nice red-bronze colored blooms. The blooms on top of this grass give it some character and add color to the landscape.
Morning Light will reach a heights up to 4-6 feet tall and a spread of 2-3 feet wide. Its drought tolerant and insect and disease resistant.
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Morning Light Miscanthus Grass
When planting your Morning Light Miscanthus Grass choose the best location for this plant to thrive. Be sure to plant this grass in growing zones 5 to 9. This grass grows best in full sun to part shade. Miscanthus is adaptable to a variety of soil as long as the soil is well drained.
Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted (about 3 months) to help the roots grow properly. After the first year Miscanthus Sinesis is extrememly drought tolerant and only rarely needs water. Water thoroughly in extreme heat, especially in the first summer. Fertilize lightly with a slow release, balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal growth. Prune back Morning Light Miscanthus to about 4-6 inches in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.
Miscanthus grass is extremely hardy as well as pest and disease resistant. It is also deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant.
Landscape Ideas for your Morning Light Miscanthus Grass
Morning Light Grass works great in clumps of 3 or even by itself. Its great for just an accent or even in containers on your patio. The grass-like texture softens areas of the landscape bringing variegated color into areas that are dull. Some great companions are Blue Rug Juniper, Holly Trees, and boulders.
Miscanthus grasses are very low in maintenance. Late winter just before spring, shear your grasses down to the ground. Remove all dead foliage and make way for new growth to take off come spring. Remember to use our high quality, slow release fertilizer to encourage new growth, health, and color.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.