Spiky 2-3’ stalks are good for flower garden accent, planters, in fresh bouquets, or in dried arrangements. This plant is so fun! We can't explain it better than Fedco. “Sets pendulous sprays of globular pearly purple-gray seeds, the tears, which may be strung as beads for necklaces. Named for the Greek coix which means ‘palm,’ this ornamental grass’s foliage resembles corn with blades up to 1½" wide. A great favorite of kids who love to harvest the seeds. Forgiving and easy to grow.” Heirloom.