9 Low Maintenance Perennials
These 9 perennial plants are proven to be winners in almost any garden. You will find that many of them are native to North American and grow in the wild. Most can tolerate a variety of conditions, which is what makes them so low maintenance. Read on to find out more!
1. Black-Eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susans are native to North America, you’ve probably spotted them growing as wildflowers. Black-eyed Susans are very easy to care for. They are drought resistant and grow in a variety of soils. While they prefer full sun they will grow in partial shade. Besides being beautiful and low maintenance, black-eyed Susans attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. Unfortunately, they also attract deer and rabbits so plant them with repellant plants for best results.
There are a wide variety of salvias, from woody subshrubs to annuals. They offer fragrant foliage that provides deer resistance. Once established, they require almost no attention. Salvias are a favorite of hummingbirds and bees, so these easy to grow plants will also attract pollinators to your garden.
Coreopsis is a native to Americas prairies and woodlands. It’s low maintenance, drought tolerant and long blooming. It can grow in full sun to partial shade. Once Coreopsis is established it requires very little water. It’s also very pest resistant. Coreopsis makes a great filler in planting beds because of its tall height and wide spread.
There are many of varieties of sedum, characterized by thick succulent plants, fleshy stems and clusters of star-shaped flowers. Sedum does best in full sun and tolerates some shade. Sedum is a very hardy plant that requires little water or care. Sedum will grow in areas other plants will not survive. There are many varieties of sedum so they work in a variety of situations. Low-growing sedum works as a ground cover and in rock gardens. Taller works well for back borders.