Low maintenance perennials – 5 options to choose from


Low maintenance perennials – 5 options to choose from.

Do you love beautiful flowers? Do not have enough time to devote to the care of the garden? So, this note is ideal for you. I’m going to show you 10 low maintenance perennials that will thrive in your yard and produce beautiful foliage and beautiful flowers throughout their season.

The perennial plants that require little maintenance, help us to have a more orderly garden, especially if we do not have enough time to take care of it. In addition, these plants, in particular, resist the drought in its great majority, which is one of the things in which sometimes we fail more: the irrigation ordered.

1. Echinacea

It is a very resistant perennial and has a long flowering.

Echinacea will bloom from early summer until late fall.

It thrives very well in drought conditions and will grow to approximately one meter in height.

It likes the full sun and resists high temperatures, we must give it a well-drained soil. We can reproduce them by division in the spring.

2. Iris

Irises are a wonder multiplying! Your rhizomes will reproduce every year, and the end result will be that we will quickly obtain a mass of exotic flowers. Once they are established and adopted, the Irises require very little care, and the rhizomes can be divided and re-planted in other areas of your garden.

They tolerate frost and we can put them both in the sun and in the shade. Watering once a week in its flowering period will be enough. The division of the rhizome is done at the end of summer.

3. Chrysanthemum


Chrysanthemums are one of the easiest low maintenance perennial plants that also add a lot of color to your fall garden (it blooms from late summer to winter).

There are several different types of chrysanthemums, so be sure to select a variety that is right for your area.

They are planted in partial sun (avoiding the midday sun) but they need a lot of light to bloom well.

It can be reproduced by a division of bushes.

4. Sedum

The Sedum is a wonderful and reliable vegetable cover that grows no more than 10 or 15 cm in height.

It can withstand the heat, diseases, and drought, and, even so, continue to grow and multiply, since it spreads a lot, we must divide it every few years, and we can replant it in different areas of the yard or give the new seedlings.

It produces its flowers at the end of winter and likes full sun, although in summer it can tolerate a partial shade. One of its great characteristics is that it supports temperatures of up to 9º C below zero.

5. Achillea millefolium

This member of our list of low maintenance perennial plants commonly called yarrow is extremely resistant and can thrive in cold, heat and drought conditions.

It grows up to one meter in height.

We can plant it both in full sun and in the shade.

It is multiplied by a division of plants and extremely tolerant to drought and poor soils.