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Stock These Plants to Serve Customers Who Want Low-Maintenance Options

Check out this list of must-have plants that will round out the wish lists of your customers who want to spend a little less time in the soil.

In addition to this list, be sure to consult with your local suppliers about the low-maintenance plants that are native to your region. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has assigned “zones” to segments of the country according to their average annual minimum temperature. Click here to find your zone by zip code and help your customers understand the plants that grow best in your zone.

Flowers

  • Pansies
  • Hydrangeas
  • Azaleas
  • Marigolds

Shrubs, Greenery and Fillers

  • Hostas
  • Ornamental grasses, such as ribbon grass
  • Succulents, such as creeping sedum
  • Dusty miller

Trees

  • Dwarf cypress
  • Japanese maple

About Melanie Moul

Melanie is the communications and content manager for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She joined the NHPA team in 2016 as an editor for Hardware Retailing and now helps lead the communications team to deliver relevant, timely content to the industry.

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