Soil Type. Introduction: Miscanthus (Miscanthus X Giganteus) is a "woody" perenial grass of Asian descent, that when established, will grow about 11 1 / 2 ' yearly. Pinkish copper tassel-like flowers appear in late summer turning to silvery white showy plumes. Deciduous. Moisture. 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. Miscanthus Morning Lights winter foliage. Division. 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. Winter dormant. This is one of the finest ornamental grasses, forming a clump of attractive, arching, mid-green foliage. 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. Free flowering at an early age. Plant Care: Fantastic ornamental grass. Description. Sometimes referred to as Eulalia Grass. Cut their foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear. Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts. ‘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. 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. The type used in New Zealand were sterile hybrids of Miscanthus sinensis and Miscanthus sacchariflorus. Ideal to break up a wall, fence or to provide that vertical element at the back of a pond. Miscanthus sinensis. Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' ... (expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years) Leaves. Grows in most soil types. Some cultivars are hardy only to zone 6. This grass is sterile triploid (three sets of chromosomes) formed by a natural cross of miscanthus sacchariflorus and miscanthus sinensis. Great as specimen or in groupings. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - Miscanthus sinensis are very hardy (USDA Zones 5 - 9). Exposure. Full to partial sun. Fast-growing clumps are 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Herbaceous. Hardy. The Miscanthus being grown and used in New Zealand is a sterile, naturally occurring hybrid of two Miscanthus species whose ranges overlap in Japan. Golden bronze autumn foliage. Prefers moist soil / Tolerates dry soils. 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. Versatile, compact version of regular Maiden Grass. Garden Style. Miscanthus sinensis may be planted in the fall, although spring is the best time. 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. 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. A stunning ornamental grass with graceful, arching foliage.
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