A warm season ornamental grass which typically grows in graceful, spreading clumps from 2–3 ft tall and wide. It features narrow, medium to deep green leaves in summer, changing to golden yellow in autumn, and fading to beige. The foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter. Showy, silvery to pinkish-white, bristly, bottle brush-like flower spikes arch outward from the clump in late summer like water spraying from a fountain. The flower spikes turn brownish as the seeds form, and usually persist until late autumn or early winter before shattering.
Deciduous grass, so cut back to ground level in February for strong new growth.