Graceful and fluid, ornamental grasses not only offer year-round appeal, they add a sense of movement and soothing sound to a landscape as well. Beautiful in the spring, summer, and fall, many believe they are at their best when providing seasonal interest and beauty in the winter garden. Ornamental grasses are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they are suitable for specimen plants or can also be used as screens and hedges.
Below is a list of Missouri Botanical Garden staff favorites for a St. Louis landscape. These have been identified to be the lowest maintenance and the most ornamental of their respective groups.