Ornamental grasses are unique in relation to most other outdoor garden perennials. Grasses can be brightly coloured, strong and dark or pale and neutral, large or small, minimal or dense. Grasses offer a wealth of beauty and texture and many species tend to change in appearance throughout the seasons.
Grasses also provide interesting sounds and wonderful movement within a garden. When breezes blow through them they offer a lovely, gentle rustling sound and their shape and stature can often reflect the shapes of the breezes that blow through them. Ornamental grasses surpass other garden planting for their luminescence and their flowers and foliage are most often dramatic when back lit by the sun. Grasses, no matter what shape or size, offer a strong linear presence to the garden.