Miscanthus belongs to the Poaceae family. The plants of this genus are ornamental grasses, the vegetation appearing to be like that of a perennial. Its long straight leaves form a self-contained non-suckering clump with an erect bearing. Its flowers in the form of a spike are brown or reddish-brown, appearing at the end of summer or in autumn. Miscanthus is used, depending on the species, as a specimen, at the back of a bed, in groups or beside water, or in containers.