Ornamental Grasses are TOUGH! They are hardy, which means they come back year after year. Additionally, they are exceptionally drought-tolerant, so they can handle our hot summers. Grasses are a particularly great choice for fall because they send up their plumes just as mums bloom, leaves fall from the trees and as pumpkins turn orange. Added bonus: the stalks stay all through the winter, creating a bird sanctuary and a nice winter interest plant.