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8 Low Maintenance Flowers You Can’t Kill

Published: Wednesday 22 January 2020

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8 Low Maintenance Flowers You Can’t Kill

Have you ever started gardening as a new hobby and all your flowers and plants wound up dead and you’re still scratching your head as to why? Maybe that experience has left you with the fear of killing anything you attempt to grow in the future. 

Even the most rookie gardener will succeed with these flowers! Here are our top eight plants that are nearly impossible to kill!

 

1. Goldenrod

Goldenrod is commonly known as a wildflower plant, but it will also make a great addition to any garden because it easily grows by itself. 

The flower features tiny yellow blooms that will make your garden glow and attract butterflies and bees. 

Goldenrod craves the sun and grows best when exposed to full sunlight. Also the flower is very tough and drought resistant. It can grow in nearly all types of soil with little to no water. 

Of course, do not neglect the Goldenrod, but know that the Goldenrod is really very easy to take care of. 

 

2. Begonias

Begonias are really colorful flowers with around 1,800 different plant species!

These winter plants have velvety, beautiful blooms in bright, reds, pinks, yellows and white. 

As opposed to the Goldenrod, Begonias don't need much sun. They handle the shade really well and tolerate drought conditions too.

Begonias don't like;  too much water, freezing temperatures and too much sunlight. It is better to water them less frequently and keep them in the shade more often. 

 

3. Zinnia

If you like butterflies, you will love this flower.

Zinnias are drought resistant plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds! They also come in a variety of colours; red, pink, purple, yellow, orange and white.

Zinnias like the sunlight but can grow in shade as well. They are fast growers and are a great choice for the avid gardener.

 

4. Snapdragon

In addition to the cool name, these plants can withstand unforgiving temperatures, granted if you feed them well.

Their botanical name, Antirrhinum, means "like a snout" and refers to the seed pod's resemblance to a calf's nose. The openings of the flowers are snapped tightly shut and require more pressure to open than a honeybee can provide, so snapdragons rely on heavier bumblebees for their pollination.

Snapdragons come in many different varieties can be grown well in both sun and partial shade.

This flower is not only a delight to look at, but is extremely low maintenance. 

 

5. Coneflower

Coneflower is a favourite among birds, butterflies and bees. They come in colours guaranteed to make your garden pop; bright red, bright pink and purple.

Coneflower is perfect for adding depth to your garden as it grows to approximately one and a half metres. The flower grows well in the sunlight but can grow just fine in shady conditions.

They bloom in early summer and continue to bloom well into winter.

 

6. Cosmos

Cosmos are stout, independent and beautiful plants. The flower can grow and prosper without any care, which makes them a really easy plant to grow.

Despite their graceful appearance, cosmos plants are tough. They will survive on the hottest summer days without a single drink.

Cosmos grow well in full sun, but they can also grow in partial shade, which means they can be planted anywhere in your garden.

 

7. Petunia

Petunias are a low maintenance plant. You can find petunias in just about every color. 

Their blooms are shaped like trumpets and the branching leaves are somewhat hairy and sticky.

These plants can do well in both full and partial sun and only need to be watered once a week. If you are a beginner gardener, Petunias are your best choice for starting out.

 

8. Moss Rose

The Moss Rose is among the most drought tolerant plants. Just like a camel, the succulent leaves retain water, so it does great in high heat and dry conditions.

What's best for this flower is full sunlight and a little bit of water regularly.


And there you have it. Eight low maintenance flowers that are nearly impossible to kill! Have a go at planting them, who knows, you might have gardening as a hobby by the end of it.

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