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.

Agastache

(Agastache species, Zones 5 to 11)

This drought-tolerant perennial often gets forgotten, but it’s the perfect addition to any wildlife habitat, with flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long. Late in the season, the seed heads provide food for birds. You can choose just about any flower color you want, with cultivars offering orange, pink, red, purple and blue blooms.

Why we love it: The tall blooms offer a great backdrop to just about any perennial or annual you add to the landscape.

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