Native to Asia
A large dense ball of blue-green foliage that is topped by upright showy flowers beginning in July and do not break apart with the first strong wind or snow fall often persisting into February. Prefers moist to wet soils in full sun to part shade. In hot climates it is difficult to establish. Fall color is the pièce de résistance for this grass, with burgundy and blue hues catching the autumn rays of the sun.