The Q&A Archives: easy care

Question: My landscape area faces north. I live in Orlando,Fl. What are the best flowering LOW maintenance plants for my area and sun? Also what hedge would do best along the back of the house?

Answer: Some easy care, low maintenance, drought tolerant suggestions for shrubsw include American holly, Allamanda, Firecracker Plant, Rusty Lyonia, Tarflower Firebush,
Simpson Stopper, Texas Sage, Orange Jasmine, Frangipani, Beautyberry, Natal Plum (Carissa), Podocarpus Dwarf, Poinciana, Seagrape, Powderpuff, Plumbago, Golden Dewdrop, Florida Privet, Croton, Juniper and Yaupon Holly. Perennials to consier include Chinese Fountain Grass, Spider Lily, Amaryllis, Porterweed, Twinflower, Dwarf Natal Plum (Carissa), Gazania, Gaillardia, Cone Flower, Beach Sunflower, Coontie Muhly Grass, African Iris, Bush Daisy, Coreopsis, Quailberry, and Perennial Peanut. Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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