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.

Coreopsis

(Coreopsis species, Zones 3 to 9)

Though you can also find this bloom as an easy annual to grow from seed, make sure you pick up the perennial version, too. It loves the sun and thrives in dry conditions. New varieties offer pretty alternatives to the traditional yellow blooms, and the orange, pink and bright-red -varieties add a color twist to this favorite.

Why we love it: Nothing beats the heat like this tough beauty. It just keeps going and going and …

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