The Q&A Archives: Low Maintenance Plants

Question: What will be the best flowers to plant that will not need a lot of maintenance and will survive all year around?

Answer: Here are a few of the Gold Medal Winners for your gardening region:
Purple Wave Petunia Petunia hybrida 'Purple Wave'
Wild Indigo Baptisia spp.
Hummingbird Clethra Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'
Blue Fan Flower Scaevola aemula 'New Blue Wonder'
Three Lobed Coneflower Rudbeckia triloba
Athens Gem Plectranthus Plectranthus 'Athens Gem'
Japanese Aster, Kalimeris Kalimeris pinnatifida (Asteromoea mongolica)
Nova Pentas Pentas lanceolata 'Nova'
Lenten Rose Helleborus orientalis
Mohawk Viburnum Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'
Sun Coleus Coleus x hybridus (10 to 15 cultivars such as 'Solar Sunrise,' 'Alabama Sunset,' 'Amazon')
David and Robert Poore Phlox Phlox paniculata 'David' & 'Robert Poore'
Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'
Little Gem Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Ornamental Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas (Blackie, Margarita, Tricolor)
Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Lady in Red Salvia Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red'
Blue Mist and Worcester Gold Bluebeards Caryopteris clandonensis 'Blue Mist' and 'Worcester Gold'
Purple Beauty Berry Callicarpa dichotoma
Forest Pansy, Oklahoma & Texas White Redbuds Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy,' 'Oklahoma' and 'Texas White'

Best wishes with your garden!

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