Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)
This grass has attractive purple cloud-like seed heads and golden foliage in fall. Consider not cutting but as it holds up well in snow providing winter cover for small mammals and birds. A warm-season dominant grass of the prairie, it is clump-forming and rhizomatous. Grows 5-6' tall.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 4 feet
Bloom Time - July, August, September
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.