8 Beautiful Garden Flowers That Require Almost No Maintenance

If you’re anything like me, any flower you put in a pot winds up shriveled and dying. I just don’t have a green thumb. Fortunately, there are some great options for people who don’t have the time or expertise to care for flowers.

If you want low-maintenance, 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.

1. Lantana

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. In frost-free climates, they can grow as perennials but are annuals in colder regions.

Lantana photo
Photo by Les Serres Fortier

2. Calibrachoa

A great cascading plant that is self-cleaning and deer-resistant. It comes in multiple gorgeous colors and can survive in full sun or partial shade.

Calibrachoa photo
Photo by Les Serres Fortier

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3. Coleus

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.

Coleus photo
Photo by Tim Green aka atoach

4. New Guinea Impatiens

A great plant for the sun that comes in a variety of colors. Again, no dead-heading required with these beauties.

New Guinea Impatiens photo
Photo by daryl_mitchell

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5. Angelonia

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.

Angelonia photo
Photo by Les Serres Fortier

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 dead-heading, the constant color is worth it. They can survive in partial sun, but not in shade.

Wave Petunias photo
Photo by Les Serres Fortier

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 in flower boxes.

Sweet Potato Vine photo
Photo by daryl_mitchell

8. Geraniums

Geraniums are a classic summer flower. Unfortunately, they do require a little dead-heading of old blooms, but it’s minimal work for a great-looking plant.

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Geraniums photo
Photo by courtney_80