Pennisetum alopecuroides (Chinese fountain grass)
P. alopecuroides is a clump-forming, densely-tufted, evergreen perennial grass with flat, linear, mid- to dark green leaves and, in summer and autumn, cylindrical panicles of bristly, yellow-green to dark purple spikelets.
Plant in light, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. May need winter protection in colder areas. Will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.