This fine plant is so well known that it requires no description, for at least one or two plants are to be found in every garden of any pretension, and yet it is worthy of better treatment than it often receives. It should be given a deep good soil well-enriched with manure, a sheltered situation and plenty of water during the Summer months; under these conditions the reward will be a great mass of graceful foliage and a splendid group of noble plumes in the early Fall.

Propagate by dividing the roots in February or March.

Several garden varieties have been raised, some with pink plumes, which are very effective.