Oriental fountain grass. Warm season grass with spike-like, arching panicles to 8” long that open purple-pink and fade to tan. Blue-green leaves form upright, mounded clumps to 2’ high and wide. Useful massed or mixed in perennial borders. A tough and vigorous grass for full sun or light shade with moderate water. Drought tolerant but plants are usually smaller with water stress. Hardy to 0F. Central Asia, Northern and Western India.