SCIENTIFIC NAME: Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
COMMON NAME: Variegated Maiden Grass
GARDEN SIZE: 4 ft. x 3-4 ft.; 5-6 ft. with blooms
USDA ZONE: 5-9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SEASON OF ACTIVITY: Warm Season
WATER & SOIL: Average to moist, well-drained soil
HABIT (FORM): Dense, mounding arching clump
FOLIAGE: Perennial; Green narrow blades with white variegation that turns golden-tan in the fall
BLOOM TIME & COLOR: August to September; Reddish-cooper plumes
CARE: Leave stalks throughout fall and winter for interest and crown protection. Cut clumps back to approximately 6-8 inches from the ground in late winter (Late February/Early March) before new growth begins to push up. If you miss the window and new growth begins, cut back to just approve where new growth is apparent.