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.

Hens-and-chicks

(Sempervivum tectorum, Zones 3 to 8)

We love this tough plant with its clusters of rosette-shaped leaves. It seems to have limitless possibilities: Grow it in unusual shallow containers (like a pair of old high-heeled shoes!) or in rocky, challenging spaces. Newer cultivars are better than ever, so check them out at the garden center.

Why we love it: It’s very forgiving. It can go days without water, then it perks right back up once you remember.

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