This is one of the most handsome of the grass family and grows to the height of from four to six feet, topped with a feathery plume which is very ornamental.

It forms an excellent border plant and is also well-suited for grouping with other grasses such as the Pampas grass or the tall Arundo Donax.

It is easily increased by division of the roots in Spring.

There are several varieties of the Eulalia, some of them with striped cream-colored bands running through the middle of the leaves, and others with bars of yellow running crosswise.