This plant is very similar to the Purple Pampas Grass and is easily confused. This is an extremely vigorous, tussock grass forming dense stands up to 3.5 metres in diameter with flowering stalks up to 4 metres high. The bluish-green leaves have rough margins that cut skin easily. Silvery-white to pink or mauve, feathery inflorescences appear from February to April. This grass invades river banks and seasonally wet habitats.