With so many varieties to choose from, the key is matching the plant to its location, either sun or shade. For sunny areas, good choices are creeping phlox, goldmoss sedum, ice plant, plumbago, creeping juniper and lemon thyme. For shade, try periwinkle, euonymus wintercreeper or English ivy.
Top 10 landscape plant lists by type and use. These visual plant lists will help you determine what plants work well around a pool or what shrubs you like best.
17 Low-Maintenance Plants and Dwarf Shrubs. Butterfly Bush. Prune these plants by late August, so plants have time to harden off before freezes arrive. Fringe Tree. Coral Bells. Denver Daisy. Ninebark. Contoneaster. Purple Pixie. Agapanthus.
Plants for Landscape Color. Proven Winners. ColorBlazeÂ® Royale Apple BrandyÂ® – Coleus – Solenostemon scutellarioides. Proven Winners. Graceful GrassesÂ® 'Sky Rocket' – Fountain Grass – Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' Supertunia VistaÂ® BubblegumÂ® – Petunia hybrid. Dark Knightâ„¢ – Sweet Alyssum – Lobularia hybrid. GoldDustÂ® -.