If you’re anything like me, any flower you put in a pot winds up shriveled and dead. I just don’t have a green thumb. Fortunately, there are some great plant options for people who don’t have the time or expertise to care for flowers.
If you want low-maintenance plants, try out these eight flowers that are easy to care for and should work in your garden. With these flowers, you can still have a beautiful outdoor space without a lot of work.
These are self-cleaning plants (no deadheading needed, in most cases!) that love the sun. They bloom in multiple colors and are deer-resistant. They grow best on hot days, so don’t be surprised if they take some time to get growing. They can grow as perennials in frost-free climates but are annuals in colder regions.
This is a great cascading plant that is self-cleaning and deer-resistant. It comes in multiple gorgeous colors and can survive in both full sun or partial shade.
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Coleus has beautiful leaves and thrives in partial shade. Also called painted nettle or poor man’s croton, this plant is known for easy rooting.
4. New Guinea Impatiens
A New Guinea Impatiens is a great plant for the sun that comes in a variety of colors. Again, no deadheading is required with these beauties.
This is another great self-cleaning flower. The dead foliage dries up and pretty much disappears. Angelonia comes in a variety of pretty colors and it thrives in full sun.
6. Wave Petunias
Wave petunias just keep blooming and blooming with an abundance of color, and they’re available in a variety of eye-popping hues. While they require a bit of deadheading, their constant color is worth it. They can survive in partial sun but not in shade.
7. Sweet Potato Vine
Sweet potato vine is a great complement to add to a flower box. The vines grow very quickly and provide a cool falling effect when used in flower boxes.
Geraniums are a classic summer flower. They do require a little deadheading of old blooms, but it’s minimal work for a great-looking plant.