Miscanthus Morning Light Grass

As low as $39.59 was $59.99
Availability: In stock

If you want a grass that truly makes a statement, the Miscanthus Morning Light Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light') is happy to oblige! It grows tall, strong, and full with an iconic, fountain-like form. It's easy to see why so many regard this brilliant grass as one of the best-performing Miscanthus varieties!

Miscanthus Morning Light Maiden Grass is a warm-season ornamental that earns its keep in any garden by standing tall and keeping things fresh and exciting with its thin whiskery leaves. Its foliage is a bright green with creamy white margins. It also has center veins that create a silvery sheen as this grass sways in the sun.

When summer rolls into fall, Miscanthus Morning Light Grass sends up feathery and festive plumes. These joyous plumes create quite a visual impact with their reddish-bronze coloration. These plumes hang around through winter, giving your garden four seasons of interest. Hardy throughout planting zones 5 to 9, these warm-season grasses grow to 4-5 feet in height when in bloom, and form clumps 3-4 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Because of its fine foliage and graceful form and movement, Miscanthus Morning Light Grass lends itself well to almost any occasion. This excellent grass is easily recognizable from afar. Its stately size and dense form make it ideal for back planting or as a seasonal screen. This delightful grass also makes a wonderful specimen or addition to your grass garden. Its height makes it a great accent piece or thriller.

Plant your Morning Light Grass in full sun for the best performance. It is deer resistant, so you don't have to worry about your investment becoming Bambi's snack. This grass is also salt-tolerant and drought-tolerant once established. Add to Rock Gardens and Xeric mass plantings, even that harsh hell strip along the road or sidewalk!

  • Narrow Green LeavesWith Silvery White Leaf Margins
  • Iconic Graceful Fountain Form
  • Warm-Season Ornamental Grass
  • Bronzy Red Plumes
  • Flowing Specimens, Mass Plantings, Backdrops & Screening

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Miscanthus ornamental grasses need full sun to have the strongest stems, but are graceful and flowing in partial shade as well! Provide an enriched location with excellent drainage that has mulch for the very best results! Once established, Miscanthus can handle harsher conditions. Each year early spring, cut your ornamental grasses down to just a few inches removing all of last year's growth and flower plumes and let all new growth start from the ground up each year. These warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Tolerates Drought & Saline Conditions Once Established
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Deer Seldom Bother It
  • Prune Early Spring

Welcome the Morning Light Grass into your garden and let it brighten your day. It will surely become a shining star in your yard. Order now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates


Miscanthus Morning Light Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green With Silver Variegation
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring