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EvergreenNarrow, strap-like, flat leaves to 60cm (24in) long, rough to the touch.
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
Ornamental grassesClump-forming, upright, perennial. Produces flowerheads to 20cm (8in) long, with spikelets with purplish anthers and long bristles.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originEastern Asia to western Australia
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil