White midribs on wide, deep green leaves that form a narrowly upright tower about 4-5' tall before blooming. In late summer to early fall, the foliage on Miscanthus 'Oktoberfest' develops deep purple and red highlights which complement the showy flowers that emerge a rich shade of shimmering burgundy and copper, then mature into fluffy, creamy tan seed heads on 6-7' tall plants. Blooms much earlier and has much improved and earlier fall color than older varieties. An outstanding selection. Use as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Wonderful winter interest. Easy to grow, it will grow in most any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay. Deer resistant.