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Miscanthus sinensis Autumn Light, commonly known as Japanese Silver Grass, is a stunning ornamental grass that is prized for its striking golden yellow foliage in the fall. This cultivar was first introduced in the late 1990s and has since become a popular choice among gardeners and landscape designers alike.
• Height: 4-6 feet
• Spread: 3-4 feet
• Flower color: Coppery pink plumes in late summer to fall
• Flowering period: Late summer to fall
• Foliage: Golden yellow blades in the fall, turning to silver in the winter
• Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
• Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist soil
• Hardiness Zone: 4
Miscanthus sinensis Autumn Light is a versatile grass that can be used in a variety of applications. It is commonly used in mixed borders, as a specimen plant, or in mass plantings to create a striking visual impact. It is also a popular choice for naturalized landscapes, prairie plantings, and as a screening plant.
This ornamental grass is valued for its stunning fall color and graceful habit. It is also easy to care for and relatively low maintenance, making it a popular choice among gardeners. Additionally, it is deer resistant and drought tolerant once established.
Miscanthus sinensis Autumn Light prefers well-draining soil and regular moisture, particularly during the establishment period. It is a low maintenance plant and typically does not require fertilization or pruning. It is best to cut back the grass to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.
Miscanthus sinensis Autumn Light is a stunning ornamental grass that can add beauty and visual interest to any garden or landscape. Its striking fall color and low maintenance make it an excellent choice for gardeners and landscape designers alike.