Low-Maintenance Perennials

Here are a few of our very favorite low-maintenance perennials to recommend.
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Here are a few of our very favorite low-maintenance perennials to recommend.

Spring bloomers

Prairie pasqueflower—an incredibly hardy early bloomer

Siskiyou lewisia—a great rock garden or wall plant

False indigo—an adaptable, care-free native

Canada columbine—prolific delicate red lanterns on airy stems

Summer bloomers

Butterfly weed—a native perennial that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

Hummingbird trumpet—a Western native that's very drought tolerant

Goat's rue—a drought-tolerant Eastern plant with unique flowers

White gaura—tall, narrow, airy plant that's great backlit or in a breezy site

Late summer and/or fall bloomers

Wrinkleleaf goldenrod—a native perennial with a long bloom time

Cardinal flower—a hummingbird magnet that tolerates wet sites

Tall sedums

'Herbstonne' rudbeckia—a very tall and floriferous coneflower