The Top 5 Low-Maintenance Plants You Need in Your Life

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Gardening is one of the most popular and enriching hobbies in the world, with more people planting seeds and placing flower beds every day. If you’re looking to start your own garden but don’t quite have a green thumb yet, it can be tough to manage multiple plants at once.

Well, fear not! We’re here to help even the most novice gardeners look like professionals with these five low-maintenance plants. These plants are easy to care for and look lovely, and they’ll be sure to make you feel accomplished as you care for them day in and day out.



Daylilies are some of the easiest plants to care for. In fact, the only maintenance you’ll have to do is clear dead growth once or twice a year!

Daylilies are in full bloom from early to mid-summer, but they bring a neat, classic look for the entire season. The daylily comes in different varieties, including re-blooming ones, as well as daylilies that can live into the fall.

If you want a simple, elegant, low-maintenance plant to spruce up your garden, the daylily is a perfect place to start.

Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)


If you want to bring a splash of color to your garden, then rudbeckias are a great choice. These flowers, commonly known as Black-Eyed Susans, bloom throughout the summer and into the fall, and their bright yellow color will keep your garden looking dazzling.

Like daylilies, the only maintenance these plants require after planting is a bit of dead growth clearing once they are out of season. This makes way for new Black-Eyed Susans to grow, ensuring another year of colorful gardening. These plants are excellent for simple care with big, colorful results.

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Coneflower with a bee on it

Speaking of colorful, you can certainly brighten up your garden using coneflowers. These long-stemmed beauties come in multiple blooms, including pink, yellow, red, white, and orange.

Coneflowers do require some watering but are known for their ability to survive through a drought (in case you forget to water them for a day or two, it happens to the best of us). They can also grow in full or partial sunlight, so you don’t have to be picky about where you plant them.

Ornamental Grass

Fountain Grass Photo

Filling your garden with ornamental grass is a classic way to keep it looking polished, while also helping your flowers stand out. Ornamental grasses can survive nearly year-round with very little maintenance. All you must do is trim the grass in the spring to keep it from overtaking your flowers.


Hosta plant with water droplets

Does your garden have shady areas where you can’t get anything to grow? If so, you need to plant some hostas.

These leafy plants come in a variety of colors and grow in spots that have little sunlight. They are terrific accent plants and require almost no maintenance. Like daylilies, you just need to clear dead growth away in the spring before new leaves grow.

What are your favorite low-maintenance plants? Let us know in the comments, and happy gardening!


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