You had me at "Fireworks". ---- Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.
this and rosemary are the only plants thriving during our long drought in SoCal. Mexican Thread Grass (Stipa tenuissima) is a soft, billowy grass with fast growth and low water needs, making it ideal in the xeriscaped garden.