This cool season clump-forming perennial grass, with its deep-green foliage and feathery purplish plumes, is popular for its beauty, versatility and easy maintenance; foliage rustles and dances in the wind; deer resistant; drought, heat and cold tolerant once established; evergreen in mild climates; Perennial Plant of the Year 2001.
Excellent as accent, screen & specimen, in borders, containers, mass plantings, cactus, cottage gardens and near water; good choice for water-wise gardens
One of the most popular of the ornamental grasses. Does not bloom well in light shade; hardy and undemanding; cut back to about 12 cm/5in by early March
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