This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
This is a beautiful grass plant, forming tufts of soft downy leaves striped with green and clear silvery white. It is effective as an edging plant, and is much used in some public gardens. It is easily increased by division in autumn or in spring. H. lanatus albo-variegatus appears to be identical.