If you’re trying to maintain a garden on a budget, but you don’t want to spend all your time planting and caring for plants, these low-maintenance flowers might be just the thing for you.
Marigolds are a beautiful perennial that thrives in any area. They grow best with zones 2 through 11 but realistically anyone can enjoy these beautiful flowers!In fact these flowers have been known to be drought-tolerant and they do well with heat.
The daylily is a great choice for those looking to brighten up their garden this summer. The flowers only last one day but you will be able to enjoy them throughout the whole season with full sun in zones 4 through 9. They’re also able to handle drought conditions too!
If you want a low maintenance plant that can grow in any area of your garden, consider cosmos. They are hardy and need little care, but they like full sun and will tolerate partial shade. Cosmos plants can seed themselves and grow with very little care!
This plant has the capacity to retain water in periods of drought. They grow best in zones 8-10 and thrive in hot weather because of their reddish leaves. The flowers themselves come out with bright orange or yellow colors with pink accents.
Begonias thrive in zones three through eleven but can only be cultivated during winter. They love shade and can tolerate drought conditions as well so regardless of where the begonia is planted it will prosper!
Goldenrod is a plant that can grow on its own. It has tiny yellow flowers which attract butterflies and bees in addition to providing brightness for your garden! This drought-tolerant garden weed prefers zones four through nine where it will quickly reach heights of eight feet or more if given plenty of sunlight.
Some people plant coneflower – a brightly colored flower that attracts butterflies and bees. The coneflower grows up to five feet tall, which is perfect for adding height in your garden! This flower prefers full sun but it can also grow in shaded soil conditions as well. Its blooming period starts in early summer until the frost-free date on the label – these plants will come back next year too!
Yarrow is a great ground cover for those who want to add greenery to their garden. Its quick growth and resistance to water means it will be a tough survivor in the backyard.
Hostas are tough plants that can handle cold weather. They grow in zones three through nine and don’t mind cooler temperatures, so they work great near your porch or patio if it gets cool at night! Their roots stay active even while leaves appear dead in the winter–but their dormant period isn’t longer than a month!
Zinnias are a plant that grows up to three feet high. They prefer full sun and can handle some shade, but they also need some water during the dry months. These flowers last all summer long and come in different colors such as red, orange, or purple.