Add year-round texture and color to your garden with our top picks

Kathleen N. Brenzel and Heather Arndt Anderson  – September 25, 2011 | Updated September 3, 2019

At the change of seasons, don’t let the changing leaves on the trees steal the spotlight—fall grasses offer plenty of color and mood. Grasses soften garden edges, provide textural contrast, and they definitely stand on their own in containers; to wit, here are some superb fall grasses (and grasslike plants) to bring a touch of autumnal grace to any garden.