Brown seedheads of Korean feather reed grass

Top low-maintenance plants

Check out our top low-maintenance plants that require minimal care while looking good.

We don’t all have the time to spend hours in the garden, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be home to a range of beautiful plants.

The trick is to grow plants that pretty much take care of themselves. This means avoiding tender plants like cannas and eucomis. Because they’re sensitive to cold weather, they need lifting and protecting in winter, then planting again in spring, which can involve a lot of work. Also to be avoided are plants that need lots of deadheading to keep them looking good, like dahlias, monardas and roses.

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