Flowers are the perfect way to add a splash of color to your front lawn. Unfortunately, planting, watering and weeding can become quite time consuming. But, if you choose the flowers wisely, you can have the perfect low-maintenance garden in no time. Check out the following list for great low-maintenance flowers for your yard.
This beautiful flower is a perennial (for those of you who aren’t gardening aficionados, a perennial is a plant that lives longer than two years, dies every autumn, then re-sprouts in the spring). Native to Asia, Southern Europe, and Western North America, these perennials range in color from deep red to a light yellow or white, and flower in the late spring or early summer. Known for their incredibly long lifespan, peonies can be planted only one time and they will continue to grow back year after year. Peonies are also well known for their beautiful fragrance, so if you love the smell of flowers wafting through your yard, then this flower is for you.
Another perennial, Hostas are about as low-maintenance as flowers get. Hostas are a great way to add a vibrant splash of color to your yard year round. The plant is known for its yellow-green leaves, and some types are know for a glaucous waxy leaf coating that gives a unique blue appearance to the leaf. The plant produces flowers on tall stalks in a range of colors, including white, lavender, and violet. And as an added bonus, Hostas are incredibly shade-tolerant so they are the perfect option for yards with many trees.
These large, daisy-like plants flower on two- to three-foot tall stems, and come in shades of pink, white, orange, rose and yellow. If you live in especially dry or drought-prone areas, coneflowers can make a great addition to your yard, as they are quite drought-resistant and can survive summer dry spells. There is no need to constantly worry about watering. These beautiful flowers are also butterfly magnets in the summer.
Salvia has nearly 1,000 different species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. Found throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, Salvia produces beautiful flowers. Drought-tolerant, these plants are also known for their long flowering period. Some varieties will actually flower into the late fall. Salvia has also been known to deter some wildlife, such as deer and rabbits.
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