The top five plants for low maintenance gardens - Coleus - Another great choice for bringing color and texture to shady areas of the garden, coleus come in countless colors. They prefer dappled sun but can tolerate a little more sun with frequent watering. They can be used as a border, a full bed or in containers. Pinching off the top growth periodically will encourage a fuller plant.
スズラン / lily of the valley *from Christchurch, New Zealand**
Astilbe, Astary Mix Nonstop blooms on compact plants. Customer Favorite! A naturally compact Astilbe that remains compact throughout the season while blooming almost nonstop. Product Details lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 4-8 Sun: Part Sun Height: 12 inchesSpread: 12 inchesUses: Borders, Cut Flowers Bloom Season: Spring, Summer
Magical, Lily of the Valley, Russian Federation photo via john
The French tradition of giving lily-of-the-valley flowers (Muguet-du-Bois) on May Day is believed to have begun on May 1st, 1561, when King Charles IX of France offered all the ladies of the Court a bouquet of lily-of-the-valley as a token of luck and prosperity for the coming year.