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Best Grasses and Foliage Plants for Gardeners in New England

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Gardeners should not overlook ornamental grasses and foliage plants as they beautifully complement or contrast with perennial flowers, keep the interest flowing over a much longer period 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. Suppose you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance, and hardy plants that thrive in the New England region. In that case, 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.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Ground Covers, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Edging, Beds And Borders, Ponds And Streams, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

Best Ornamental Grasses & Foliage Plants for New England

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Garden Examples

A Terrific Duo to Try: Achillea and Festuca
A Glowing Fall Border with Asters, Dogwood and Grasses
A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Achillea and Digitalis
A Late Season Border Idea with Hibiscus and Grasses
A Fabulous Plant Combination for Wet Soils: Water Iris, Carex and Primroses
A Hot Border Idea with Achillea, Hemerocallis and Grasses
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Ground Covers, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Edging, Beds And Borders, Ponds And Streams, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
New England
Guides with
New England

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