|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from S.E. Asia
Vase shaped clumps of long, extremely slender, glaucous/green leaves with narrow white margins, give an overall shimmering silver appearance. These leaves grow upright but arch at the tips, and this well-defined, architectural shape, in addition to the sparkling quality when backlit by the sun are the distinguishing features of this elegant grass. ‘Morning Light’ is reluctant to flower in the average UK summer, but in a long, hot season, it may produce grey/pink, silky flower spikes reaching 1.8m tall.
Cut back in March, before new growth appears.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 1m x 1m
Mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years 1.5m x 1m