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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.


  • Pansies
  • Hydrangeas
  • Azaleas
  • Marigolds

Shrubs, Greenery and Fillers

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


  • Dwarf cypress
  • Japanese maple

About Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the managing editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She worked in central Pennsylvania for several years after college and returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. In her spare time, she enjoys testing new recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

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