Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Common Name: variegated maiden grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Screening
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, Dark-red, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Silver, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Grows 1.2-1.8m tall; leaf blades 4-7mm wide, lighter grayish-green, variegated with white midribs and margins.