Guide to low-maintenance gardening

From low-water plants to simple projects, our guide to easy gardening will make a green thumb out of anyone

Top 50 water-wise plants

These plants grow effortlessly in low-water conditions and bloom in an array of colors

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Kangaroo paw
Michele Lee Wilson

Kangaroo paw

Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

More: How to grow kangaroo paw

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