Maiden grass is a clump-forming warm season grass that typically grows to 3-7’ tall. This grass has a dense clump of upright arching stems and leaves which give it a round, fountain like appearance. Leaves have tapered tips with serrated margins and whitish-silvery midribs. By mid-fall the foliage often turns a gorgeous shade of yellow-orange before eventually turning beige for winter. Feathery pink to red flowers form in loose terminal panicles, bloom above the clump from late August to October. The flower panicles will eventually turn beige by mid to late fall as the seeds mature. Flowers and foliage both retain a good shape with a beige color and ornamental interest throughout winter. Miscanthus can sometimes spread wildly in places. Thankfully most of the ornamental varieties are sterile.