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If you want to use only one plant
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If you want to use only one plant that will provide multiple seasons of interest, Sedum "Autumn Joy" would be an excellent choice. Thriving in full sun to part shade, it is drought-tolerant, perfectly sized at 12 to 23 inches tall and undergoes colorful changes throughout the season.(Credit: Handout)

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Plantings for cemeteries

There are several criteria to keep in mind when selecting plants to adorn a grave site. First, check with the cemetery about any planting rules it might have. Next, look for low-maintenance plants, because you won't always be there to remove spent blooms or prune. Drought tolerance is equally important for the same reason. Consider, too, the mature size of the plants.