Even though we’re professional landscapers who love fancy and eye-catching plants and flowers, we understand that sometimes you need some low-maintenance perennials in your yard to add color and life without requiring a lot of attention.
Our favorite perennials
There are countless low-maintenance perennials that will thrive in our area and enough variety for any landscaping project. We especially like the ones that produce wonderful blooms and stand-out foliage. Here are some of our favorites.
A native to the midwest, coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) bloom most of the summer. They are between 16 inches to 4 feet and come in multiple colors and varieties. They are also pollinator flowers that will attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
Lenten rose loves the shade and often blooms before the snow has melted. Flowers are purple, red, almost black, white, pink and green. Plants grow to about a foot tall and 18 inches wide and are easy to enjoy when planted along a walkway.
Another spring flower, Virginia bluebells have pink buds that blossom into pink-purple blooms. They thrive in sun or in shade and easily reseed themselves. Plant them behind a summer bloomer to hide their foliage that turns brown and fades by June.
Another pollinator, black-eyed Susans bloom in August. They are bright yellow flowers with a black center, love full sun and reach about 3 feet tall.
Tall with large clusters of flowers, phlox is a stand-out pollinator that flowers in late summer. It comes in a variety of colors from white to purple and prefers well-drained soil and full sun.
Don’t be put off by the name – butterfly weed is easy to grow and is another flower that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. It has orange, yellow, pink or vermillion flowers in mid- to late summer.
Looking to add some low-maintenance perennials to your yard? Give Great Goats Landscaping a call today to talk with one of our experts about how low-maintenance perennials can be incorporated into your landscaping.