Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus’ is a non-invasive, clumping ornamental grass that has green leaves with a silver midrib center. Burgundy-red flower plumes rise above the upright arching leaves in August. The flower plumes eventually age to a silver colour. Very well-behaved. In any areas with not very much snow Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus’ can provide winter interest. In our botanical gardens we cut down all our ornamental grasses in late fall, around November, to prevent moles and voles from nesting in the foliage that falls with the weight of the winter snow.