Top 10 Low Maintenance Perennials

Beautiful and reliable plants don't have to be a gamble. These low maintenance perennials will save you money on watering and add beauty to your yard.

Get more bang for your buck with these reliable garden favorites.

When you’re at the garden store, the cost of plants can add up in a hurry. Before you know it, you’re spending $100, $200 and more on plants that you hope will work in your backyard.

Beautiful and reliable plants don’t have to be a gamble, though. Plus, you can even save money in the long run if you know what you’re looking for.

The 10 low maintenance perennials on our list will be back year after year, will save you money on watering (all are drought-tolerant!) and will eventually fill up a lot of space. So the next time you’re thinking about adding to your garden, stretch your dollar a little further and let our best-value plant list be your guide.

Sedum

(Sedum species, Zones 3 to 10)

You rarely have to worry about whether this low maintenance will come back each year. One of the most reliable growers around, it offers delightful color well into fall. The star-shaped blooms are a treat for butterflies, and fall-blooming varieties offer fuel to monarchs and other late fliers on their journey south.

Why we love it: It’s one of the first perennials to emerge in spring, and then it offers interesting foliage until it begins blooming from late summer through the end of fall.

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