Variegation appears as 'bands' across the blade, rather than lengthwise, giving a dappled shimmery appearance from a distance. Strong stems retain the shape of the clump even in wind. Plumes emerge burgundy-red maturing to beige. Improved habit over earlier 'banded' Miscanthus Grasses.
Northern gardeners can achieve the look of Pampas Grass (too tender for the north) with Miscanthus.