April 23, 2024

Life gets busy, and sometimes it's tough to keep up with everything, like caring for your plants. If you find that you’re too busy to take care of high maintenance plants in your garden, don’t worry! We’ve gathered some excellent easy-care plants that are perfect for anyone with a busy schedule. Check out our list and find the perfect fit for your low-key garden.

1. Peony

Peonies are a beautiful flower with a bonus of being relatively low maintenance. All they need is sunlight, good soil, and space to grow their roots. If the blooms become too heavy, you might need to stake them to keep them upright, but that's about it! They are a gorgeous option to add to your garden and will continue to bloom yearly.

2. Hosta

Hosta plants are a great low maintenance option for your garden. They require minimum sun and prefer shadier areas. The only maintenance besides moderate watering is to prune their dead leaves at the end of the season. Hosta plants come in many varieties, with colors ranging from yellow to blue and green, along with various sizes and shapes.

3. Hydrangea

Hydrangeas come in many varieties with different requirements, but plenty of them are easy to care for. Hydrangeas can adapt to various conditions, making it easy to find one that suits your garden without demanding too much attention. Plus, with their abundant flowering options, you're bound to discover the perfect match for your garden aesthetic..

4. Coreopsis

Coreopsis plants are a great way to add a pop of color to your garden. Once established, coreopsis plants are long-blooming and drought tolerant. They require minimal watering and will always be a bright spot in your garden.

5. Coneflower

Coneflowers are beloved by butterflies, bees, and low-maintenance gardeners alike. With many color options, these coneflowers will brighten up your garden and attract pollinators. These flowers, once established, are deer resistant, drought tolerant, and make great cut flowers.

6. Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susans are a great plant for beginner gardeners. They are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, and require minimal care, making them that perfect low-maintenance plant. Their yellow color will add a pop of sunshine to your garden and attract pollinators.

7. Catmint

Catmint is great for anyone looking for a low maintenance plant without sacrificing beautiful color. These plants bloom gorgeous flowers which attract pollinators but also repel deer and rabbits with their fragrance. Once established they are drought tolerant and require minimal watering.

8. Sedum

Sedum plants come in many different varieties with low maintenance requirements. You can opt for a variant with blooming, nectar-rich flowers that attract pollinators, choosing from varying heights to perfectly complement your garden.  Plus, they are also drought-tolerant.

9. Garden Phlox

Garden phlox delights with its vibrant colors and sweet fragrance, all while being low maintenance. Thriving in sunny spots, it also attracts pollinators with its inviting scent. They are also excellent for growing in containers or cutting and keeping in vases.

10. Daylily

Daylilies are great for adding some color to your garden. While they do require a sunny spot to grow, their stunning colors make them well worth it. Available in various shades like bright pink or yellow, they're effortlessly easy to care for, ideal for low maintenance gardens.

There are plenty of low-maintenance plants for busy folks. Just make sure you know what each one needs before planting, as they can differ.

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