What makes them so interesting is that they flower brilliantly during the summer and most have excellent fall color as a finishing touch. The Crimson Kiss has extraordinary flowers of stunning white blooms with red centers and its re-blooming nature means youll see those blossoms all season long.
Many homeowners combine the perennial with other grasses or use it as a border.
Good Plants For Low Maintenance Garden. The top of the bill in the cast of low maintenance plants is Geranium Rozanne which was voted RHS Chelsea Flower Shows Plant of the Centenary. The Crimson Kisses Weigela is a fantastic choice for folks who need low maintenance ground cover plants and it does a good a job as a foundation planting too. Perfect for pots or mass planting the Philodendron prefers light shade to sunny locations.
Karen Johnson Landscape Design 2. For gardeners seeking lower maintenance plants hosta are a winner as they will continue to thrive getting steadily larger even without being divided. Salvias like the sun but may tolerate a part shade environment as well.
Prune to shape in summer if desired and fertilize in spring after the last frost and when new growth appears. Remember too that if you plant it in a pot you can take it with you when you sell. Plant barberry in spring in part sun or full sun for the best foliage color and in moist but well-drained soil.
Here are my favourites. Coreopsis is heat tolerant and comes in yellow orange pink and red. This low-maintenance shrub is beautiful all season long.
Sunjoy Tangelo grows to 3-4 feet high and wide and is hardy in USDA Zones 4-8. Simply plant in average garden soil and bait for slugs and snails or spray for deer and rabbits should those critters be a nuisance in your garden. This trailing variety is used as a ground cover to suppress weeds and.
The maintenance on spirea is very easy. Plus as one of the first early spring bloomers the plant welcomes pollinators. Use a combination of shrubs including evergreens such as hebes osmanthus sarcococca and viburnums perhaps with some grasses then add perennials and ground cover plants to fill any gaps and keep weeds at bay.
Evergreens such as these sedges and hellebores look good all year and drop fewer leaves than deciduous plants. Aeonium arboretum zwartkop Portulaca grandiflora. Spireas come in sizes from compact 2-3-feet high plants all the way up to very large shrubs.
White correa Correa alba A beautifully formed low-maintenance shrub with pretty grey foliage and dainty white flowers in autumn and winter. This evergreen perennial totes white or purple coloring and earns points in the low-maintenance shrub department for its adaptability in acidic soil. Golden euonymus bearberry winter heath and Blue Star juniper are all great choices as low maintenance evergreens.
This long-flowering hardy geranium is smothered with violet flowers from May until the first frosts. Salvia is a great choice for a low maintenance perennial that has long blooms and will grow and mature to be a beautiful addition to your low maintenance garden. These plants create instant impact to upgr ade the garden and require minimal maintenance once established.
Dahlias because I dont dig them up for winter Day lilies. Also called periwinkle vinca minor is one of the most low maintenance flowering plants you could ever plant in your garden. Low-maintenance Arkansas blue star resists deer and drought making it a durable and beautiful option for any garden.
More on low maintenance gardening Keep planting simple hardy shrubs and evergreen plants are key. They look good in your garden for a long time and dont require complicated pruning or feeding. House Plants of Australias Plant of the Year in 1988 the Philodendron Xanadu is another tough low maintenance and versatile plant.
Certain varieties of holly also work well in most gardens. Instead select plants that look after themselves and only need attention once a year if at all. Daffodils are a great choice for a low maintenance garden.
Shrubs are great because theyre long-lived and wont need replacing every year. Widely used in Tropical gardens the Philodendron is glossy green in colour with Frilly foliage. Low-maintenance plants are difficult to kill.
Succulents and cacti are great choices for a low-maintenance garden because they can tolerate hot temperatures and require minimal watering.