Easy-Care Perennials Shine in This Sun-Loving Garden Plan

Enjoy months of bold color from the blooms of purple coneflower, yarrow, and more.

A beautiful garden that doesn't require significant upkeep is possible. The key is to select reliable plants that will thrive without much intervention, other than a little water in dry weather and occasional weeding. This extra-easy sun-loving garden design features several bold and bright flowering perennials like daylily, catmint, and coneflower, which are about as low-maintenance as you can get.

This plan will yield a garden that's both beautiful and easy to care for. We call that a win-win. Make sure to plant this arrangement in a full-sun spot, and you'll soon be enjoying a colorful landscape without having to fuss over every flower.

Extra-Easy Sun-Loving Garden Plan illustration
Illustration by Gary Palmer

Plants for Creating the Extra-Easy Sun-Loving Garden Plan

  • 3 Blazing star (Liatris 'Kobold'): Zones 4-9
  • 3 Purple coneflower (Echinacea 'Magnus'): Zones 3-9
  • 3 Yarrow (Achillea 'Cerise Queen'): Zones 3-9
  • 3 Catmint (Nepeta 'Walker's Low'): Zones 4-8
  • 3 Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'): Zones 3-8
  • 3 Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro'): Zones 3-10
  • 3 Stonecrop (Sedum 'Autumn Fire'): Zones 4-9
  • 3 Bellflower (Campanula 'Pearl Deep Blue'): Zones 4-7

If you aren't able to find the exact cultivars listed above, substitute with others that have similar colors, shapes, and sizes. Since some plants can become overly aggressive and spread uncontrolled in certain climates, always check which species are considered invasive in your area before planting.

Download the Free Extra-Easy Sun-Loving Garden Plan

The garden plan for this design includes an illustrated version of the planted garden, a detailed diagram of the layout, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and complete instructions for installing the garden. Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to all garden plans, available as printable PDFs.

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