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Posted by daisyincrete 10? (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 17, 14 at 2:04

I love my Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light.
It has a great deal of presence and beauty at all seasons.
It can take the strongest, harshest winds and still look like a cat-walk model without a hair out of place.
My new little cat also loves it. It is her favourite plant to play hide and seek in with our other cat, who is her best friend.
They abuse it terribly. jumping in it, leaping up to catch the flowering heads and dragging them down to chew on them. The miscanthus takes all of this and still looks beautiful.

Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light in spring and early summer.

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...and in late summer and autumn.

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...and as it is now in mid January.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Miscanthus

Yes, I think it's the most gorgeous of all the Miscanthus. And when it's flattened by a wet snow, it rebounds completely. One winter it did it 3 times. Amazing!

RE: Miscanthus

You have a great eye for color and texture Daisy! Your Nigella and roses are lovely companions for your Miscanthus.

Is the foliage of ML sharp? It looks similar to one we sold at the nursery called 'Little Kitten'- thin and razor sharp blades. I don't know how I managed it, but each and every time I moved/picked up one the darn things would give me cuts! LOL.

Beautiful pictures! Look forward to seeing more of your garden sometime too ;-)

RE: Miscanthus

No, the foliage isn't at all sharp thank goodness.
Which is just as well, as it it planted next to a path.

I have another miscanthus, which is just as good looking.
It is Miscanthus sinensis var condensatus Cosmopolitan.
That one doesn't have sharp leaves either.
Here it is with Argyranthemum Jamaica Primrose.

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