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10 Low Maintenance Perennial Plants With Lovely Flowers

 Some plants, especially those that bear flowers, can be an excellent addition to any home, whether in a garden, the front- and the back yard or inside the house. Maintaining a garden can be an extremely relaxing and fun hobby, but it can also be time-consuming. Some plants require a lot of hard work, like regular watering and pruning. 

In case you want to brighten up your home or yard with some beautiful flowers, but don't quite have the time to shower them with attention, there are numerous low-maintenance flowers to choose from. Listed below are 10 perennial flowering plants that once sown, will continue to grow and bloom year after year without any added effort. Just set them in soil and watch as the colorful flowers bloom like clockwork.

1. Astilbe

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Astilbe

Astilbes are long and tall flowering plants. Their small elongated flowers are usually red, pink, and other similar shades, and they typically bloom between late spring and early summer. They are tolerant of different temperatures and soil types. However, the best place to plant them is in a shady spot. 

2. Coreopsis

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Coreopsis

These bright yellow flowers greatly resemble daisies and bloom in both summer and fall. This hardy plant stays alive and thriving for a good many number of years without any added watering, as they are highly drought resistant. They can also be sown in a wide variety of soils which makes planting them easier.

3. Hemerocallis

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Hemerocallis

Hemerocallis doesn't sound like the name of a common flower, but these colorful beauties are a staple for anyone collecting and growing perennial plants. You probably know them better as daylilies. Though they do need to be planted mostly in shady areas, they are thoroughly drought resistant and hardy.

4. Sedum

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Sedum

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Sedum is an excellent choice for anyone that typically cannot afford refined soils or may live in extremely hot temperatures. This plant is highly drought-resistant and can also grow easily even in poor soil. This hardy plant has a unique pinecone-like shape and comes in a variety of different shades, like Autumn Fire and Autumn Charm.

5. Iris Sibirica

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Iris Sibirica

The Iris Sibirica is a beautiful addition to any outdoor area. While they are extremely hardy plants that can survive most weather conditions, they grow best when planted near water features as they require moist soil. These plants grow up to 3 feet tall and are especially popular for their colorful blue and purple flowers that bloom on their many long stalks.

6. Hostas

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Hostas

If you want a plant that will not only add bright colors to your backyard but also attract some fun visitors, then this is the plant for you. Hostas are hardy to the core and have brightly colored foliage wrapped around delicate and detailed flowers. The flowers are known for containing sweet nectar that typically attracts hummingbirds. It can also attract slugs so ensure to place repellants around the plant. This plant is best grown in the shade.

7. Salvia 

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Salvia

Salvia may not sound familiar but it will probably look familiar to you. Salvia is none other than the sage plant. They can grow up to 4 feet in height with minimal maintenance once they have been properly planted and established. They are not only drought-tolerant, but they also provide a delightful fragrance to any yard or garden space.

8. Achillea 

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Achillea

The Achillea plant also goes by the name Yarrow. The foliage tends to resemble that of a fern while the plant itself usually grows at least 2 to 4 feet tall. The flowers bloom throughout summer and usually come in a variety of colors like red, pink, purple, and yellow. This is a great plant for hotter climates as it is highly drought-tolerant and can survive even the hottest summers.

9. Echinacea

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Echinacea

Echinaceas are an extremely popular type of flower, and it's no wonder. Its flowers are typically brightly colored and aesthetically appealing. Like the Coreopsis plant, its flowers bear a striking resemblance to daisies. Echinaceas, also known as coneflowers, are also known for having medicinal properties. They grow 2 to 4 feet tall and are usually highly drought-tolerant.

10. Nepeta

Low-maintenance perennial plants with colorful flowers, Nepeta

These violet and deep blue flowers will be the ultimate attraction of your garden and will likely require the least amount of care, out of all the plants in your garden. However, to really get the best bloom, which occurs from spring to summer, minimal pruning is required after the first round of flowering only. Growing between 1 and 3 feet tall, the catmint plant is thoroughly hardy.

Be sure to share these colorful perennials with plant lovers! 

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