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.
An ornamental grass, 3-6 ft. high, useful for planting in beds or borders or intermixed with other plants of a bushier and bolder nature. Easily increased by division or from seeds. There are several other species, but they are scarcely known. Good clumps sell from 3d. to 6d. each, but the trade is very limited.