Panicum maximum is a hardy, clump-forming, robust, perennial grass. It bears delicate flowering stems with tiny creamy-coloured seeds that the seed eating birds love. Plant around ponds, in a grassland or even under trees as it tolerates quite a lot of shade. A must for a bird garden. It has a very long flowering season starting in November. Cut back to 5 to 10cm above ground level after flowering in winter.