Flame Grass (miscanthus sinensis purpurascens)
My favorite ornamental grass is a variety called Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens. It is also called Flame Grass. I use it quite often in my designs. Plants form an upright 4-5ft clump of dark green leaves, turning flame-orange and bronze in the fall. Tall spikes of soft pink-beige flowers develop into silvery plumes which hold up well into the winter. It is super hardy and can be divided in the spring. A wonderful addition to any garden!