A low-maintenance garden with perennials

If you have little spare time, but still want a green garden, perennials are the answer! As long as you choose the right plants and plant them with a little attention, you won’t need to pay them much attention at all afterwards. Even better: they will come back year after year, so you can enjoy colour in your garden for years.

Sun or shade

With low-maintenance perennials, you will enjoy both a green garden and little work. These plants grow fast, so weeds will have little chance. Put them at the right distance from each other; you will find this information on the label. Also pay attention to the location; some perennials like a super sunny spot, while others prefer the shade or half-shade.

A selection of the many low-maintenance varieties

Holly fern (Polystichum)

Location: shade

Height: 80/100 cm

Flowering months: not applicable

Beautiful evergreen fern that requires little water.

Cranesbill (Geranium)

Location: partial shade

Height: 50/70 cm

Flowering months: May – September

An endlessly flowering perennial. Works well in groups, but also suitable for filling bare spots in your garden.

Alstroemeria Indian Summer

Location: full sun/partial shade

Height: 70/100 cm

Flowering months: July – October

Flowers until late autumn and is suitable as a cut flower.

Korean aster (Kalimeris)

Location: full sun

Height: 80/90 cm

Flowering months: July – October

These flowers have a cheerful, summery look.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Location: full sun

Height: 80/100 cm

Flowering months: August – September

For those who like sunny yellow in their border.

Practical tips

  • Position low plants in front of taller ones.
  • Dig a planting hole more than twice the size of the root ball and loosen the soil at the bottom and all around before planting.
  • Soak the root ball properly and then firmly squeeze the bottom of the root ball to create new roots.
  • Plant the same perennial plant, preferably in larger groups together, at least 3 pieces and preferably an odd number.
  • In spring, trim away any dead stems from taller plants. Until then, they will form a pleasing winter silhouette.

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