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.

Pasque Flower

(Pulsatilla vulgaris, Zones 4 to 8)

If you’re a gardener who appreciates unique blooms, it’s time you made room for pasque flowers. Early-spring bloomers, mostly with purple blossoms, they add an element of texture to your garden. While it’s not the first perennial many gardeners think of, the drought-tolerant, easy-care pasque flower definitely deserves top honors.

Why we love it: Once the flowers are gone, attractive ornamental seed heads last for several weeks.

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  1. Terry says

    Yuccas are anything but low maintenance – they spread like crazy, the leaves are sharp, get brown & ugly and are hard to trim, and if you do want to thin them out, the roots are very deep & very thick. We ended up pulling all of ours out – they were a mess.


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