Miscanthus s. 'Morning Light' drought tolerant?

flowerluvr(Z5 IN)June 29, 2007

Gotta love an impulse buy :) All the pictures I've seen of this grass on the forums convinced me I just GOTTA have one. So, now I do. The spot I'd like to put it in is a southern exposure, and can be somewhat dry in the summer. Will 'Morning Light' do okay in those conditions? I can water, of course, if need be-but I'm not the most faithful about it, so I try hard not to position things where their life will depend on my dragging a hose to it.

Also, what do you have planted with your ML?

Thanks for any help you can offer.


PS...I would have posted this last night, but got all sidetracked looking at the pics you guys have posted-GORGEOUS!!

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'Morning Light' isn't particularly drought tolerant. Even when established, it needs to be watered to root depth once a week. When it's becoming established, twice a week, or even more in dry weather would be required.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 10:18AM
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flowerluvr(Z5 IN)

Thanks, donn-I planted it in better soil much closer to the hose ;)

    Bookmark   June 30, 2007 at 3:35PM
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blackie57(z5 NY Broome Co)

Donn et el.,

The only watering my Morning Light gets is from Mother Nature and you have seen how that has thrived. your's may need the water because of the soil you have it planted in. If I remember you are near the coast and the soil may be more sandy than mine here in upstate NY.


    Bookmark   August 3, 2007 at 2:12PM
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Hey Blackie! Where've you been? I figured that 'Morning Light' swallowed you up when you came out onto the porch one evening. ;>)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2007 at 6:14PM
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