{{featured_button_text}}

Q: What are some good, low maintenance perennials?

A: All perennials require some maintenance. Watering, fertilizing, pinching, staking, deadheading, dividing and providing winter protection are common maintenance chores. Some perennials require frequent attention through the growing season. Others require minimal care once established.

Low maintenance perennials for sunny locations include:

Ornamental onion (Allium spp.),

Blue star (Amsonia spp.),

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa),

False indigo (Baptisia spp.),

Gas plant (Dictamnus albus),

Hardy geranium (Geranium spp.),

False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides),

Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.),

Siberian iris (Iris sibirica),

Blazing star (Liatris spp.),

Garden lily (Lilium spp.),

Daffodil (Narcissus spp.),

Peony (Paeonia hybrids),

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia),

Moss phlox (Phlox subulata),

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus),

Coneflower (Rudbeckia spp.),

Perennial salvia (Salvia x superba),

Stonecrop (Hylotelephium spectabile/Sedum spectabile).

Ornamental grasses (various species).

Low maintenance perennials for partial to full shade include:

Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis),

Goatsbeard (Aruncus spp.),

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense),

Heartleaf brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla),

Turtlehead (Chelone spp.),

Bleeding heart (Dicentra spp.),

Barrenwort (Epimedium spp.),

Hosta (Hosta spp.),

Woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata),

Lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.),

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis),

Ferns (various species).

Perennials that tolerate dry soils in sunny locations include:

Yarrow (Achillea spp.),

Wormwood (Artemisia spp.),

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa),

False indigo (Baptisia spp.),

Threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata),

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea),

Blanket flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora),

False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides),

Stonecrop (Hylotelephium spectabile),

Blazing star (Liatris spicata),

Catmint (Nepeta spp.),

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia),

Moss phlox (Phlox subulata),

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida),

Goldenrod (Solidago hybrids),

Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina),

Aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium),

Ornamental grasses (various species).

Perennials that grow well in moist to wet soils in sunny locations include:

Sweet flag (Acorus calamus),

Rose milkweed (Asclepias incarnata),

Joe-pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum/Eupatorium purpureum),

Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra),

Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos),

Japanese iris (Iris ensata),

Siberian iris (Iris sibirica),

Prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya),

Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana).

Perennials that perform best in moist to wet soils in part shade include:

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum),

Goatsbeard (Aruncus spp.),

Turtlehead (Chelone spp.),

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Spiderwort (Tradescantia spp.).

Never miss a home trend

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
0
0
0
0
0