Best in full sun, but can take light shade. In fact, it looks better without the harsh midday sun. The grass practically glows when backlit by morning or afternoon light.
|At four feet high, plays well with others|
This particular Japanese silver grass grows to about four feet so I use it often in mixed beds as accents. It stays more erect and doesn't flop in late season like Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus', allowing 'Morning Light" to play well with other plants in a bed.
|Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' and geranium 'Nimbus'|
According to Rick Darke, in his Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses (one of my favorite books on grasses), 'Morning Light' has been a popular cultivar in Japan for a century but only introduced in Western gardens in the late '70s. So really not that new, but still a fresh alternative to many of the other Miscanthus varieties routinely planted around here.