If Northern gardeners want the Pampas Grass look, Graziella Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis Graziella) thrives just about anywhere in the US. Like its cousin, this ornamental grass produces fabulous, creamy white plumes that last and last, looking just as beautiful as they fade. The plumes seem to light up in the sunshine, creating a fabulous focal point to please the eye. With the plumes, the total height of the plant increases to a striking 7ft in height. In winter, the stark outlines of the dormant tufts still add interest to the garden.