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5 Plants That Are Surprisingly Easy To Grow And Incredibly Low Maintenance

As gardeners and landscapers, one of the most challenging roadblocks we face is dealing with struggling plants. Beautiful flowers that burn up quickly, tropical plants that are susceptible to bug damage, and so much more are issues we deal with.

What if we told you there are 5 plants that are easy to grow and require little maintenance? Let's talk about what these plants are and what makes them so great.

The 5 Plants


Coneflowers are an excellent option for any flower lover looking to add that bright pop of color to their beds or garden. They are often a go-to for their low-maintenance nature and size.

Typically, these colored beauties grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide. While they do need some well-drained soil, they do lovely in full sun or partial shade. Coneflowers are known to attract birds and butterflies, so they are pollinator attractors.

Color range: purple, pink, crimson, white, yellow, orange, and green.


Are you looking for some large flowers similar to a hibiscus? Cosmos are large flowers that usually reseed themselves. These colossal flowers bloom from summer to winter, and they often grow up to 6 feet tall.

Cosmos are exceptionally easy to grow from seed, so you shouldn't have any issues growing them in your garden.


Daylillies withstand floods, droughts, salt, and are used to control erosion on hillsides. These beautiful blooms come in essentially every color except for blue and white.

The shape of the flower ranges from triangular, circular, or even star-shaped.

This plant can grow to reach up to four feet tall and two feet wide. Many daylilies attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds.


Hostas are easy to grow, hardy, and perfect for any shade garden. Their foliage comes in a wide array of colors, textures, and shapes. They grow between 4 inches to 3 feet high and 6 inches to 6 feet wide.

In the summer months, the hosta blooms beautiful purple, white, or lavender flowers. You can divide the clumps up in early spring or early fall. They favor moist soil but do not overwater.


Yucca is drought-tolerant and features beautiful white flowers along with its spiked leaves. These plants work great as a centerpiece for any southern garden. For an extra pop of color, you should check out the variegated variety of the yucca. It presents blue-green leaves with bright white outlines around its edges.

Get Out There

Grab some of these plants if you're looking to add hardy and low-maintenance additions to your yard and garden. We're here to help you, so please feel free to reach out if you're interested in an organic landscaping package!

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