Miscanthus Sinensis: Gracimilus and 'Morning Light'

arjayvee(Z5 SW Michigan)October 23, 2005


I'm getting somewhat mixed information about the differences between gracimilus and morning light. I believe that gracimilus is taller, isn't it?

Are there any other differences in appearance?



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they are very similar in growth, and as said Morning Light is a little smaller and less likely to get floppy

    Bookmark   October 23, 2005 at 10:06AM
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Mozart2(Zone 5 Michigan)


Here's the differences between the two plants.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'


Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'


I've given you the main source of information below. It's the Plant Finder section of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the wondrous Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, which has - among other delights - the largest Japanese Garden in the continental United States; several rose gardens, a Chinese friendship, an English Woodland Garden, a scented garden; the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi River, the Climatron, a wonderful gift and plant shop, classes, a lovely restaurant with outdoor seating, fountain and sculptures galore.

Here's a link to their main web page; then a virtual tour link and then a more detailed link. Worth a 1.5 minimum day visit!!!

Main web page:


Overview Tour:


Detailed tour:


Far, far better than the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Mitchell Domes in Milwaukee, and the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, WI.

Hope the plant and the additional sources are most useful.


Here is a link that might be useful: Missouri Botanical Garden - PlantFinder - Search

    Bookmark   October 23, 2005 at 12:25PM
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arjayvee(Z5 SW Michigan)

Thanks for the great information!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 6:30AM
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her8866(nanjing China)

thanks!I benenifit from it too,:)

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 11:10PM
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Whoa! Grand Slam, Amadeus. Great links.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 11:57PM
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Mozart2(Zone 5 Michigan)


What do you mean? Grand slam? I just checked your web page and it's a Grand Slam Dunk! Wow!!!! Very impressive!!!!

Since you seem to enjoy a great deal of woodland flowers particularly Azeleas and Rhododendrons, you might also enjoy visiting the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois - it's 1,600 acres is full of many delights, as is its new visitor center and its wonderful horticultural library, which is open to the public. It is a great research center to boot.

Here are some links of interest.

Their main page:


The Morton Arboretum Map:


The Sterling Morton Library - you can search their catalog, ask reference questions, etc.


The Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic
Tree & Shrub Selection Guide for the Midwest

This link (below) is not quite as wonderful as the "search" tool and the information found at the Missouir Botanical Garden in St. Louis, but it is very, very good - nevertheless.


Just in case you (or others) decided to visit this arboretum, these folks also provide you with this kind of information as well.

The first link is to information about the arboretum itself and the second is to Lisle, Illinois - housing, restaurants, etc.

1. General Information


2. Lisle, Illinois Convention and Visitor's Bureau


Here is a link that might be useful: The Morton Aboretum

    Bookmark   October 25, 2005 at 8:49PM
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