Noted for its narrow green leaves which form a substantial, rounded, arching clump of foliage typically growing 4-6' tall (to 7' when in flower). Foliage turns orange-red in fall, but fades to straw-beige by winter. Tiny white flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into silvery white plumes as the seeds mature. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.
Distinctive yellowish-white, horizontal banding on the leaves distinguish it from nearly all other grasses. Foliage habit is more arching than upright. Spectacular pinkish copper plumes appear in early fall. As the seeds mature, they become fluffy, and are a great accent to the tan winter foliage.
Height: 6-8 feet.