Patio Plants: 6 Low-Maintenance Ideas Patio Plants: 6 Low-Maintenance Ideas

If you want to add plants to your patio area, you should choose patio plant varieties that are relatively easy to maintain and don't require a lot of attention. By choosing low maintenance plants for your patio, you will be assured of a visually appealing patio design without a lot of extra work.

Colorful Perennial Patio Plants

Many varieties of perennials do well in pots, come in many colors and varieties and generally don't require much more than the occasional watering. If you want to add a lot of color and blooms without a lot of fuss, try:

  • Geraniums  

Hanging Plant Options

Hanging plants are always a great choice for your patio, and many plants do well in hanging pots or baskets. So, if you are looking for hanging plant options for your patio, consider these:

  • Wax begonias
  • Fuchsia
  • Hostas

Don’t Forget Your Vegetables

If you want to make your patio functional and pleasing to the eye; try planting a few pots of easy to grow and care for vegetables. These types of vegetables also perform well in shaded patio areas - as long as the climate is not too cold. Some popular choices for patio vegetable plants are:

  • Tomatoes
  • Green Peppers

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