Low maintenance plants

Story Title: Low maintenance plants.
Episode: Seven.
Date: December 12th 2009.
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane.

With summer here, low maintenance and drought hardy plants are a must in the garden. Discover Trevor’s top picks.

Featured Plants

Lomandra Tanika

  • This attractive deep green selection provides a graceful versatile plant. It has an attractive yellow flower head early in Spring.
  • Grows well in full sun and moderate to heavy shaded positions. Tolerates windy and salt laden positions.
  • Fertiliser is rarely required, but in ornamental gardens if a darker green is desired, fertilise with any good balanced slow release fertiliser, preferably in Spring or Autumn.


Dianella Little Jess

  • Compact, clumping ornamental plant similar in habit to a dwarf, non-invasive bamboo. Glossy green foliage to approximately 40cm, with elevated bluish-purple flowers in Spring, followed by attractive purple berries.
  • Plant in well mulched garden. Fertilise with slow release once a year in Spring.
  • Use for mass planting, Japanese style gardens, accent plant, foliage or grassy gardens, low water requirement gardens, roadsides etc.


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