17 Low-Maintenance Perennials

1. Southeast Garden recommends planting Perennial Sage and I know why. Just look at the beautiful color on that blossom! I could plant my whole yard with blue and purple flowers and be totally content.

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27 comments for “17 Low-Maintenance Perennials

  1. Rose
    July 14, 2015 at

    Great Info!

  2. Jolene
    May 23, 2016 at

    The enjoyed the article and found I’m only missing three!

  3. Enid P
    June 22, 2016 at

    Can these be planted in Florida?

  4. D Nelson
    February 15, 2017 at

    Just a caution that liatrus and babysbreath are invasive in some areas. You might want to check your state’s classification of noxious and invasive species. While you’re at it, check your state’s list of protected and endangered plants.

    • Amber
      February 20, 2017 at

      Thank you for mentioning this! Great tip!

    • kate
      April 29, 2017 at

      good info to know

  5. Joyce Gilley
    February 25, 2017 at

    Where can I find the Butterfly bush?

    • April 12, 2017 at

      Buddlias can be purchased from any garden centre or off ebay. I bought a yellow flowering one last yr from ebay. It doing great. I cut the branches I don’t want as I want it as a tree not a Bush as I have a purple tree also. They are real hardy plants.

    • April 17, 2017 at

      Seen qvc sells butterfly bushes

      • Josie
        May 1, 2017 at

        I don’t seem to have much luck with plants from qvc. My last purchase last year were 3 butterfly bushes and a braided hybiscus. Butterfly bushes dies one at a time , hybiscus is barely hanging on.

        • Peggy
          July 27, 2017 at

          Can you keep braided hibiscus over the winter

    • kate
      April 29, 2017 at

      home depot

  6. Elizabeth
    February 25, 2017 at

    Also unfortunately ‘Butterfly Bush’ is also listed as invasive !!

    • The Grandmommy
      March 12, 2017 at

      mine died.

    • June 14, 2017 at

      Mine are not

  7. Kaitlyn
    April 10, 2017 at

    To echo someone else baby’s breath is very invasive. Where I live, it isn’t found, even in open areas, it’s treated ASAP with herbicide… environmentalists hate it

    But liking the others on the list 🙂

  8. Angela Carberry
    April 19, 2017 at

    Does that Butterfly bush really come with all those colours? I would love one like that if anyone knows where I can purchase it

    • Joseph Smith
      September 16, 2017 at

      Hybrids are not invasive and are ideal for large planters .The multi coloured shrubs are actually a few of the shrubs planted together to give the effect of a multi coloured blooming.

  9. Bob Airey
    April 19, 2017 at

    Butterfly bushes are beautiful and come in several colors. These bushes are not invasive.

  10. Diana
    April 23, 2017 at

    The Siberian Iris is beautiful but tried to take over my garden doubling in size each year.

  11. Wanda
    May 21, 2017 at

    Loved the lay outs. I just moved to Mo.. Do you have suggestions on what kind of flowers and bushes to attract Butter9 s Well as honey bees??

  12. Isobel Miller
    June 19, 2017 at

    Does anyone know where i can get a multicolor butterfly bush in Canada please

  13. Barb
    June 22, 2017 at

    What is the plant called (photo labeled 17) that shows a bush of red, white and blue flowers altogether in the article (I can no longer find on your site) titled 17 Low-Maintenance perennialsThanks.

    • Amber
      June 22, 2017 at

      It’s called Veronica!

  14. Teresa
    July 31, 2017 at

    A multicolored butterfly bush would be a welcome addition here. Mine are either purple or DARK Purple, almost black looking. My Mother has no luck with them in the Midwest but they grow great in PA. What is the name of the multicolored variety? Anyone know?

  15. Patty
    August 24, 2017 at

    Thank you for all the info! I have the daylillies, cornflower,black eyed-Susan,Perennial sage and 3 hydrangea plants.

    I bought 2 butterfly bush the dark and light purple this year. They grow very wild the stems are long. I read yesterday when I googled it to only trim them in the spring. I might trim in fall it’s covering my hydrangea plant!

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