If you want to create a visual impact in your garden, a well-placed accent plants is the easiest way to do it. Place one beautiful accent plant amongst a collection of hedges or groundcover plants and this one accent plant can stop people in their tracks. Accent plants are usually striking because of their shape, colour or size. You want to take good care of your accent plants since they are such eye-catchers and we have a range of information on the sunlight, soil and pruning needs of many accent plants. Find out how to care for popular accent plants such as the Purple Japanese Maple, Barrel Cactus, Red Hanging Heliconia and more great accent plants.