Ornamental grasses and foliage plants should not be overlooked by gardeners as they beautifully complement or contrast with perennial flowers, keep the interest flowing over a much longer period of time and add depth to your garden design. They are also quite versatile (edges, hedges or screens), adaptable to diverse growing conditions, available in a fast-growing palette and last but not least: they generally require little maintenance (no regular deadheading, staking, tidying, etc.).

Selecting the right ornamental grass might be daunting for New England gardeners. If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that thrive in the New England region, you may want to consider these top performing plants which will create stunning effects, provide a fabulous backdrop for your flowering plants and bring movement and sound to your garden.