If you're looking for a low-maintenance plant that provides both texture and color, consider the variegated flax lily (Danella tasmanica “Variegata”). Although this drought-resistant perennial produces late-summer flowers, it is grown primarily for its variegated strappy foliage.
Although the variegated flax lily does well when planted in shady locations, it does best when it receives full or partial sun for most of the day. The variegated flax lily requires consistently moist soil during its first growing season. This helps it establish the strong, deep root system that allows it to tolerate drought conditions later in its life.