Easy, Low Maintenance Perennials Thinking about doing some landscaping to make your yard look more friendly, but don’t know which plants to start with? Here are some ideas and information on perennials that are easy to maintain and require minimal attention.
o One of the easiest perennials to growo Flowers are long-blooming and come in shades of White, Pink, and Red.o Leaves are fern-like and airy.o Flowers cluster on tall stalkso Typically bloom in late Spring to Summer and stay in bloom for several weeks.o Flowers will eventually dry on the plant and remain attractive for many months.o Astilbe’s need full sun to partial shade to grow to their fullest potential.
• Come in a wide variety of colors including pink, red, and white.• Showy, frilly, and fragrant flowers that grow up to 4 ft. tall with flowers as wide as 10 in.• These perennials prefer full sun and dry to moist soil, so be sure the area is well drained.• Peony’s need to be pruned in late fall, after the first frost, and within a few inches of the ground.
Hosta•Hosta’s are a great plant forshady areas, and do not needmuch sunlight.•This perennial varies inheight from 2 in. to 4 ft.•Flowers arewhite, lavender, blue, andpurple.•Leaves aregreen, yellow, white, andblue and variegation iscommon.•Well drained soil is neededfor best results.
•Flower colors include rose, purple, pink, white, and a newer orange variety.•The Coneflower is a daisylook-alike. •Plant in full sun to•Make sure to plant these partial shade and inperennials in the spring well drained soil.•They will bloom in mid- •Will grow anywhereSummer to Fall. from 2-4 Feet tall.
•This perennial has spikesof small, densely packedflowers with aromaticleaves.•Plant in the spring and infull sun, with well drainedsoil.•Salvia bloom from earlyto late summer in shadesofblue, violet, red, pink, andwhite.•This flower is heat &drought tolerant.
•These perennials havefern-like leaves andcolorful blooms that arehardy.•They grow 2 to 4 feettall (also available insmaller varieties).•Flowers arered, pink, salmon, yellow, and white.•Plant in the spring in fullsunlight and well drainedsoil.•Yarrow blooms frommidsummer to fall, andare tolerable to dryspells.
Black-eyed Susan•One of the most •Plant in the spring in fullcommon wildflowers that sunlight to partialpeople plant. shade, and in well drained•Tolerable to tough, dry soil.conditions. •Grow 1 to 3 feet tall.
o Small, purple-blue flowers with finely-cut gray green foliage that grow from 3 to 5 feet tall.o A member of the mint family, so when you crush the leaves they are aromatic.o Russian Sage should be planted in the spring in full sunlight and well drained soil.o You will see these plants bloom in Mid Summer to Fall.o Though they are drought tolerant, this perennial may struggle in a hot and humid summer.