Overview

Once their root systems are well established, plants in this garden require little maintenance. In the fall, we clean and mulch to add nutrients to the soil and keep weeds down. In the spring, a bit of weeding is needed, but by summer, the foliage is so dense that very few weeds appear. Watering can also be kept to a minimum except during periods of drought.

Easy Care Garden Plant List

#Botanical NameCultivarCommon Name
0Taxus baccataEnglish yew, common yew
1Cornus kousa 'Ruby Slipper'Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Kousa dogwood
2Crocosmia masoniorum 'Lucifer'crocosmia; montbretia
4Fuchsia coralinafuchsia
5Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'coral bells, alumroot
10Polemonium caeruleumJacob's ladder
11Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'dwarf red-leaf Japanese barberry
12Helleborus orientalishellebore, lenten rose
13Viburnum 'Dawn'
14Cotinus coggygria 'Acton'golden spirit smoke bush
15Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus'smoke tree
16Paeonia lactifloraherbaceous peony
17Thalictrum aquilegifoliumcolumbine meadow rue
18Nandina domestica 'Compacta'heavenly bamboo
19Hylotelephium spectabile 'Autumn Joy'; 'Herbstfreude'stonecrop
20Acanthus mollisbear's breeches
21Hydrangea quercifoliaoakleaf hydrangea
22Hydrangea macrophyllalace cap hydrangea
23Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' pee gee hydrangea
24Lychnis coronariadusty miller, rose campion
25Lamprocampnos (formerly Dicenta) spectabiliscommon bleeding heart
26Lamprocampnos (formerly Dicenta) spectabilis 'Alba'; 'Pantaloons'white bleeding heart
27Perovskia atriplicifoliaRussian sage
28Alchemilla mollislady's mantle
34Crocus minimusspecies crocus
35Eremurus 'Cleopatra' foxtail lily; desert candle
36Geranium 'Biokovo'cranesbill
39Weigela florida 'Variegata' variegated weigela
40Sedum albumwhite stonecrop
41Tulipa tulip
42Narcissus daffodil
43Lavateramallow
44Borago officinalisborage
45Anemone hupehensisJapanese anemone
46Astilbeastilbe
47Abeliophyllum distichum pink forsythia
48Chrysanthemum maximumShasta daisy
49Veronicaspeedwell
50Aquilegiacolumbine
51Phlomis russelianaJerusalem sage
52Galium
53Helianthus laetiflorussunflower