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10 Hardy Perennials for a Low-Maintenance Garden

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Looking for some easy perennial flower options?

Here’s a list of my favorite "easy-to-grow" perennial plants for a low–maintenance garden.


– Heat and drought resistant – Repels deer – Attracts pollinators – Thrives in even poor soil – Does well in full sun and partial shade

Day Lilies

– Easy to divide and transplant – Tolerates a wide variety of soil conditions – Blooms for years with little care –Each flower stem typically has at least a dozen flower buds

Black-Eyed Susans

– Butterflies, bees, and a variety of insects are attracted to the flowers for the nectar – Divide to add more to the garden


– They tolerate almost any soil – Produces abundant blooms – They make a perfect dried flower – Plant in garden beds, containers, or borders


– Mildew resistant – Attracts native pollinators like butterflies & hummingbirds – Thrives and flowers for years – Deer and rabbit resistant

Blazing Star

– Accepting most types of soil – Drought-tolerant – Attract butterflies – Relatively pest-resistant – Fairly tolerant of cold

Sedum Autumn Joy

– Great late-season nectar source for butterflies and bees – Prefers dry, poorly fertilized soil – Stores water in its leaves – Colors change each season

Gardening can be easy with these low-maintenance perennial plant options for your garden. Visit the blog to see even more easy flower options and gardening tips.

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