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Youll find beauty in tough plants that require no pampering with these low-maintenance picks from the garden editors at Better Homes and Gardens.
Catmint perennial flowers. They are extremely low maintenance and drought tolerant. Cut them back halfway through the summer for a fresh surge of greenery and flowers.
Catmint Nepeta racemosa Walker's Low
Constant Color from Catmint Lovely purple flower spikes set off the gray-green foliage of Walker's Low catmint. Give the plant a haircut after its initial flush of flowers in late spring to keep it compact and initiate another cycle of bloom. Count on catmint to be low-maintenance and stand up to hot and dry conditions
Alpine plants are low maintenance
The Perennial Plant Association has awarded Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ (Zones 3-8) the title of Perennial Plant of the Year for 2007. Named after its origins, not its growth habit, Walker’s Low catmint has silver-green crinkled foliage and a profusion of long-blooming, deep lavender-blue flowers. It’s low maintenance and aromatic, and supposedly disease- and pest-free. I