('Puenktchen’ = Little Dot) Also known as Japanese Silver Grass, there are many selections now available, all providing a wonderful fall display of showy plumes, and remaining attractive all winter. This German variety has silvery plumes over an stiffly upright clump of green leaves that are banded with yellow. Similar to the older selection ‘Strictus’ but even more upright. in habit. The foliage dries and turns a light tan shade for the winter. Useful as a specimen, in the border, or for mass planting. Cut back to 4 inches in late winter or early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth appears.