Golden bronze autumn foliage. Introduction: Miscanthus (Miscanthus X Giganteus) is a "woody" perenial grass of Asian descent, that when established, will grow about 11 1 / 2 ' yearly. Prefers moist soil / Tolerates dry soils. Miscanthus sinensis may be planted in the fall, although spring is the best time. Grows in most soil types. Winter dormant. Great as specimen or in groupings. Division. A graceful tall ornamental grass with long slender green leaves bearing a cream edge. We have two clones in New Zealand – one that was obtained from the USA and one that was obtained from the UK – and both seem to be very suitable to New Zealand conditions. It is an herbaceous perennial grass, growing to 0.8–2 m (3–7 ft) tall, rarely 4 m (13 ft), forming dense clumps from an underground rhizome.The leaves are 18–75 cm (7–30 in) tall and 0.3–2 cm broad. Fast-growing clumps are 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Description. Garden Style. This is one of the finest ornamental grasses, forming a clump of attractive, arching, mid-green foliage. Pinkish copper tassel-like flowers appear in late summer turning to silvery white showy plumes. In late summer, but more often early-to-late autumn, the flower heads are elegant plumes of white, silver or buff, sometimes pink-tinged, standing well above the foliage. Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' ... (expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years) Leaves. The Miscanthus being grown and used in New Zealand is a sterile, naturally occurring hybrid of two Miscanthus species whose ranges overlap in Japan. Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts. A stunning ornamental grass with graceful, arching foliage. Herbaceous. Miscanthus Morning Lights winter foliage. Full to partial sun. The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. Miscanthus sinensis | Morning Light Regular price $12.00 An ornamental perennial grass that forms a thick clump of narrow, arching slender emerald green blades that are neatly edged with white giving an almost silvery-green effect. Showy clumps are topped by silvery white blooms. Miscanthus sinensis, the maiden silvergrass, is a species of flowering plant in the grass family Poaceae, native to eastern Asia throughout most of China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. A few varieties, Sarabande, Purpurascens and ''Silberfeder', are hardy to zone 4. The leaves were not used for commercial purposes yet, although they could be in future as mulch, or even as low-quality stock feed, he said. Miscanthus sinensis are very hardy (USDA Zones 5 - 9). Versatile, compact version of regular Maiden Grass. Cut their foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear. Exposure. ‘Morning Light’ is a compact, deciduous perennial with narrow leaves that are finely edged with white and has pink-tinged panicles of flowers in autumn. Moisture. Plant Care: Fantastic ornamental grass. The type used in New Zealand were sterile hybrids of Miscanthus sinensis and Miscanthus sacchariflorus. Hardy. Free flowering at an early age. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - This grass is sterile triploid (three sets of chromosomes) formed by a natural cross of miscanthus sacchariflorus and miscanthus sinensis. Soil Type. Sometimes referred to as Eulalia Grass. Miscanthus sinensis. Some cultivars are hardy only to zone 6. Ideal to break up a wall, fence or to provide that vertical element at the back of a pond. Deciduous. 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