Asked on May 14, 2017

What kind of easy maintenance perennials should I use for landscaping?

BulldogGlenAnnette Lutzen-Sachs
+6

Answered

We are building a small retirement home and I need to know some easy maintenance perennials to grow? And any hints to use them in landscaping?
8 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 14, 2017

    There are lots of great options:
    • Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) ...
    • Winter Glow bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut') ...
    • Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') ...
    • Elegant Candy Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Elegant Candy') ...
    Prairie Splendor Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor')
  • Eloise
    on May 15, 2017

    Intersperse sedum varieties with whatever you plant. Very low maintenance and drought tolerant. The varieties include ground covers, mounding, and others that reach 18" tall. My favorites are Angelina, Autum Joy, and Thundercloud. Google sedum varieties to find ones you might like for your garden.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 15, 2017

    That will depend on your lighting and location.
  • Marylou
    on May 15, 2017

    Lilly of the valley grows almost anyplace
    iris grow quite well
    And tiger Lilly's

  • Susan
    on May 15, 2017

    Verbena, day lilies, hostas,, daisies, you won't need many as you can split these every 2 years to make more plants. Roses, are another good plant.
  • Annette Lutzen-Sachs
    on May 16, 2017

    Good ground cover is vinca - sun and shade. Lily of the valley can be invasive. Mint is another plant that should be in pots - otherwise it too will become invasive. Good luck!
  • Glen
    on May 18, 2017

    Thank you everyone for all the good information! i appreciate it soooooo very much! 😊
  • Bulldog
    on May 18, 2017

    Hostas are very low maintenance
Your comment...