Are you looking for easy-to-grow flowers for your garden? I’ve compiled a list of low-maintenance flowering plants that will grow effortlessly perfect for the lazy gardener. Here are 12 easy-to-grow flowering plants for your garden.
1. Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica)
Siberian iris are beautiful low-maintenance flowers to grow in your garden. You will be rewarded with gorgeous flowers year after year. Irises love sunny locations or light shade locations. Siberian iris is one of the easiest iris to grow in your garden. It will grow vigorously in the summer to early Fall. Once it’s established you don’t even need to water your iris and it will be pest-free and disease-free. The only thing you have to do is to deadhead and cut down the foliage in the Fall to prepare it for the following year.
|Scientific Name||Iris sibirica|
|Flowers||Beautiful flowers, assorted colors|
|Light||Full Sun to Light Shade|
|Bloom Time||Early summer|
2. English Lavender (Lavadula angustifolia)
English lavender are beautiful, low-maintenance flowering perennial plants for your garden. They are happy in full sun locations. Lavender plants have fragrant purple flowers that are great for cuttings and for dried arrangements.
|Scientific Name||Lavadula angustifolia|
|Flowers||Beautiful purple fragrant flowers|
3. Peony (Paeonia)
Peonies are easy to grow, low-maintenance perennial plants. Once established, peonies are so easy to grow you don’t even have to water them! Peonies will reward you with beautiful large fragrant blossoms year after year. Effortlessly!
The only thing you should do is stalk your peony since the flowers tend to get heavy and droopy. You can also deadhead your peonies to keep them blooming vigorously. But if you don’t have time to deadhead your peonies, no problem. You will still get a lot of peony flowers! Peonies are great cut flowers and will look elegant in your home.
|Flowers||Beautiful, large flowers|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
4. Coneflower (Echinacea)
Coneflowers are easy to grow perennial flowering plants with brightly colored flowers that attract butterflies. They are happy in a sunny location or part sun location in your garden. Coneflowers are low-maintenance plants. They don’t need stalking and will only need deadheading and will bloom vigorously. They will self-sow so you will have coneflowers in your garden year after year. Coneflowers are great cut flowers for summer bouquets.
|Flowers||Red, Pink or White flowers that attract butterflies|
|Light||Full to Part Sun|
|Bloom Time||June to Winter Frost|
5. Frikart’s Aster (Aster X frikartii)
Frikart’s Aster is a very easy-to-grow perennial that will give your garden color all summer long. They are beautiful blue daisies that grow effortlessly in your garden. Plant in a sunny location and you will get vigorous blooms. Do deadhead your Frikart aster to encourage more flowering. Frikart’s Aster are great cut flowers for summer bouquets. They are so low maintenance that they don’t even get garden pests.
|Scientific Name||Aster X frikartii|
6. False Indigo (Baptista australis)
False indigo is one of the easiest flowering perennials to grow. They are so vigorous, that wherever you plant them in your garden and they will keep blooming for you year after year. Enjoy the blue flowers with pea-like blossoms. Falso indigo prefers sunny locations but it will also tolerate part sun locations. It is a flowering shrub that can be used for seasonal hedges.
|Scientific Name||Baptista australis|
|Flowers||Blue, pea-like flowers|
|Light||Full Sun or Part Sun (3-4 hours of light shade)|
|Bloom Time||Mid-spring to early summer|
7. Perennial Geranium (Geranium)
Perennial geranium is an easy-to-grow flowering plant that prefers full sun. Perennial geraniums bloom vigorously and will produce attractive pink or blue flowers. It’s an easy plant to grow with little to no diseases and pests problems.
|Flowers||Pink or Blue flowers|
|Light||Full Sun to Light Shade|
|Bloom Time||Early summer to Fall|
8. Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
Shasta daisy are easy to grow flowering perennial plants. The plant produces lovely white daisies that will grow vigorously without much effort. Shasta daisy will bloom all summer long. It makes great cut flowers for summer bouquets.
|Scientific Name||Leucanthemum x superbum|
9. Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)
Oriental poppies are easy to grow perennial flowers. The flowers are spectacular flowers to have in your garden. They come in beautiful pink, orange, red or white. Add drama to your garden by planting a bed of poppies. Poppies are happy in full sun locations.
|Scientific Name||Papaver orientale|
|Flowers||Large, spectacular flowers|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer|
10. Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
Obedient plants or dragonhead are easy to grow perennial flowering plants. The vibrant pink, purple and white blossoms will add color to your late summer garden. It grows well in full sun location. It will tolerate pretty much any soil conditions and are generally pests-free.
|Scientific Name||Physostegia virginiana|
|Flowers||Pink or White Flowers in tall spikes|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer|
11. Tufted Violet (Viola cornuta)
Tufted violet or Horned pansy are easy to grow perennial flowers. It grows well in part shade and can also thrive in full sun locations. Tufted violet grows vigorously and will begin flowering in the early summer until Fall. It will give your garden color throughout the summer season to Fall. It’s a low-maintenance plant that will grow back year after year.
|Scientific Name||Viola cornuta|
|Bloom Time||Summer to Late Fall|
12. False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
False sunflowers are easy to grow flowers for your garden. It is a perennial plant with beautiful, yellow sunflowers. False sunflowers will grow vigorously in full sun locations. It grows in an upright, tidy manner and will make a great addition to any garden needing a splash of yellow.
It’s a low-maintenance plant that will flower from midsummer to Fall. The only maintenance for False sunflowers is to deadhead the blooms and cut the foliage down for winter.
|Scientific Name||Heliopsis helianthoides|
|Bloom Time||Midsummer to Fall|
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