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5 Flowers That Don’t Need Your Help To Survive

Because sometimes remembering to water the flowers is #78 on the to-do list.

Some of us love the idea of a beautiful garden but were definitely not blessed with a natural green thumb. Nothing is more disheartening than watching something you planted sprout then quickly die.

If this is the case for you, it’s time to move on to something more low-maintenance. Luckily, there are several options when it comes to growing flowers that don’t need your constant care.

If you want a beautiful flower garden but aren’t able to give it that much attention, considering planting one of these five flowers that can survive without your help.

1. Coneflower

This flower comes in many colors, and can grow in the sunlight as well as partial shade, as long as it has well-drained soil.

coneflower photo
Photo by Jim, the Photographer

2. Sunflowers

Sunflowers – as you would expect — need sunlight, but they can still grow well in poor, dry soil, making them a good choice for those of us who may forget to water our plants.

sunflowers photo
Photo by Kluayzy8th

3. Milkweed

This perennial can grow just about anywhere, and like sunflowers, it can tolerate dry soil.

milkweed photo
Photo by entogirl

4. Cosmos

Cosmos can handle a wide range of soil types, and they are even drought-tolerant. Bonus: they’re easy to grow from seeds.

cosmos photo
Photo by Deanster1983 who’s mostly off for a while

5. Marigolds

Marigolds like the sun, and they can survive in dry, hot conditions. They come in a number of colors and sizes, giving you options for your garden.

marigolds photo
Photo by ms.Tea

What flowers do you love to grow? 

Photo by dpika