Meadow foxtail is not grown as an ornamental plant, but is a common forage grass in agriculture. The variety 'Aureovariegata' however, is a beautiful ornamental grass with chartreuse foliage with green stripes. It is hardy and easy to grow, it tolerates most soil types, apart from very wet soil or very dry soil. The optimal growing conditions are well drained, moist, fertile soil in a sunny position. The flowers are identical to the species, and whether they have ornamental value is subject to opinion, I personally don't find them very pretty, so I've cut the grass when it starts flowering, both to remove the flower stalks and also to get fresh, new foliage. This variety doesn't spread excessively.