When you are planting your garden and creating a space that you can enjoy for years to come you will want to choose some plants that not only look good but will thrive in their environment.
You obviously have to consider where you live and the climate, to a certain extent, but there are all sorts of options that will prove to be versatile in all sorts of different settings, such as Australian native plants, for instance.
Add a tropical feel
If you want a plant that instantly transports you to a more tropical environment it is worth considering the versatile date palm to achieve that aim.
The impressive green stems that are such a characteristic of the palm will enhance most outdoor spaces and even if you are not someone who is particularly adept at keeping plants you won’t have too many problems looking after this species.
Easy to look after and attractive to look at, the date palm is a surefire winner.
Perfect for almost any conditions
Next on the list is the Fatsia Japonica, a beautiful plant that delivers some very attractive white flowers in the autumn and vibrant green foliage throughout the year.
Another great point about this plant is that it is very adaptable to all sorts of climates and conditions, which means that you can plant it and be fairly confident that it is going to survive whatever comes its way.
Beautiful shades of red and green
Another plant that should be on your radar if you are looking for a versatile and attractive addition to your backyard space is the Cordyline.
This species will look very attractive alongside your other choices and the red and green shades give your outdoor space a welcome splash of color. Another solid reason for choosing the Cordyline is the fact that it is very low-maintenance and very adaptable when it comes to planting conditions and climate.
A must-have perennial
One of the big attractions about creating an outdoor space for all seasons is your ability to use plants to add color and interest at different times of the year.
In the summer months, you will be pleased that you chose to plant some coneflowers, officially known as Echinacea Purpurea, as the delicate petals, reminiscent of daisies, develop a vibrant and attractive orange center.
You know summer has well and truly arrived when this summer must-have brightens up your backyard with color. It copes with all sorts of soil and temperature conditions too, so you won’t have to worry about looking after your coneflowers.
Great for smaller spaces
The Native Hibiscus ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to being low-maintenance and hardy, plus it delivers stunning purple and mauve flowers that will brighten up any space.
This plant is excellent for smaller garden spaces as it spreads to a meter and grows to 50cm in height.
The plant blooms from spring through to the fall and will re-bloom if it is planted in warmer climates.
Choose any of these plant options for your outdoor space and you will be rewarded with an attractive feature that enhances the look and feel of your garden.