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5 Low-maintenance perennials to plant in Maryland

Updated: Apr 30

When it comes to landscaping, you want plants that won't always keep you busy watering, fertilizing and pruning. Trees, shrubs and flowers grow and change, of course, but some take more work than others. The good news: many low-maintenance plants will meet your needs, and will thrive here in the Maryland climate.

1. Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisies are easy to grow. This classic perennial has large white blooms that last until early fall. Shasta daisies prefer well-drained soil. Choose from different varieties for different heights – short ones are perfect for borders and tall ones create a dramatic backdrop. A perfect low maintenance plant that are great as cut flowers!

2. Hosta

Hostas are the “queen” of the shade garden. Primarily grown for their foliage, hostas come in hundreds of different varieties from light green to blue leaves. Plants tolerant full sun to deep shade.

3. Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia or Black-eyed Susan is a must for the summer garden. It blooms from July to September, is deer and rabbit resistant and attracts butterflies. Plant in full sun, and be sure to remove spent blooms for more flowering. Not to mention, this flower is the state flower of Maryland!

4. Coneflower

Coneflower is a mid-summer bloomer that’s a great cut flower. There are many different varieties in many colors. Coneflower is deer resistant and attracts butterflies. Plant in full sun.

5. Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy hibiscus loves full sun and attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies. It starts blooming late in the summer producing huge flowers in shades of red, pink or white. The plant dies back in the winter and is very late to break dormancy. It’s usually mistaken for dead, but give it time and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular color!

If you need help starting your spring landscaping off right, please contact Rooted In Nature today. Our services include designing landscapes, property clean-up, planting flowers, fertilizing and much more.

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