8 Low-Maintenance Flowers You (Practically) Can Not Kill


These hardy plants are low-maintenance and thrive in most U.S. states, loving the sun and requiring minimal care while producing some of the largest, prettiest, and best-smelling blooms.


Flourishing in partial or full sun, petunias are a spring, summer, and fall favorite, needing watering only once a week. Supertunia Vista varieties are especially low-maintenance, lasting longer in southern states.


Perfect for shade gardens, begonias can tolerate drought conditions and sun exposure, making them versatile for containers or ground planting. Surefire Begonias are particularly impressive, boasting thick stems.


Adaptable zinnias grow up to three feet tall in full sun but also thrive in shade, with their drought-tolerant nature ensuring fast growth and summer-long blooms.


Thriving in full sun with minimal deadheading, marigolds bloom well into fall and require infrequent watering, making them ideal for pest-free companion planting in vegetable gardens.


Popular cool-season flowers, pansies require minimal deadheading to bloom throughout spring and are top choices for fall landscapes, thriving in sun and well-drained soil.


These resilient flowers bloom energetically in spring and fall, enduring harsh weather conditions with full sun and fertile, well-drained soil while repelling deer.

Butterfly Milkweed:

Thriving in various soil types, butterfly milkweed requires little water once established, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators to the garden.