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Readers can buy one Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' in a 9cm pot for £9.95, or two for £15.90 (saving £4).Call 08, quoting Ref TL395, or send cheques made payable to Telegraph Garden to Telegraph Grass Offer, Rookery Farm, Joys Bank, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, PE12 8SG.
Taller miscanthus needs to be grown with equally statuesque, late-season perennials, such as asters, veronicas, monardas, echinaceas and rudbeckias.
I never cut 'Morning Light' down but let the new leaves appear.
But I do cut all others down to the base in late January. Always take care when handling miscanthus foliage, as it can lacerate the hands.
Other variegated miscanthus have been grown in Britain for much longer.
Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) used the green and yellow 'Zebrinus' to cast light and shade, as did William Robinson (1838-1945).