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Get Maximum Blooms with Minimal Effort in Your Garden

Renee Valdes
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Check out these flowers that give maximum blooms with minimal effort, especially if you’re looking to plant a low-maintenance garden. That is, get a lot of flower power for just a little effort each season. 

You really can’t go wrong with high-impact, low-maintenance flowers. You can also shorten your time in the garden by adding varieties that flower earlier and bloom until frost. If they love the heat, even better.

Learn more about getting the most out of your flower garden.

GET Maximum blooms for minimum effort with these 8 flowers:

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1. Petunia

Petunia flowers have extended bloom power from spring to fall. You can’t go wrong with these easy-growing flowers. Check out the Supertunia Bordeaux from Proven Winners, pictured above. 

Trim up when needed to boost your blooms. Plant in full sun. If you have an area that gets part shade, petunias will still work, though you may see fewer blooms.

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2. Calibrachoa

This petite flower (pictured above on the right) is big on blooming from spring to fall. It works best in containers and comes in a variety of colors.

Trim calibrachoa when stems look leggy and it will come back with more flower power. Plant in full sun. Calibrachoa can also take some shade, but it will decrease flowering.


Nasturtium flowers are easy to start from seed for flower power into fall ll The Home Depot Garden Club

3. Nasturtium

Sprinkle nasturtium seeds at the edge of your garden after the threat of frost has passed. They also work well in containers. Then, with a little neglect, they’ll thrive. Don’t feed nasturtium, they don’t need flower food.

Once they bloom in summer, they’ll keep going because once the weather starts to cool, nasturtium gain momentum. These come in trailing, climbing and bushy varieties. Plant in full sun.


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4. Begonia

Begonia flowers provide lots of color and can survive almost anywhere. Just give your plant shade during the hottest part of the day.

These flowers look great on a shady balcony, porch or deck.


Stella D'Oro daylilies

5. Daylily

Daylily wows with the most beautiful, fragrant blooms of all the drought-tolerant and low-maintenance plants.

Plant daylilies in a place that gets six hours of full sun. Water to establish, then wait for rain. Daylily can survive in tough environments.


Sunsplash coreposis is an easy flower variety to enjoy in your garden ll The Home Depot Garden Club

6. Coreopsis

Coreopsis, also known as tickseed, grow well almost anywhere, including in the hellstrip garden, or the space between the sidewalk and the street. Coreopsis isn’t fussy and insects rarely bother it. Also, the blooms are perfect for a cutting flower garden because, when you trim coreopsis, it brings more flowers.

Plant coreopsis in full sun.


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7. Sedum

Sedum is one of those easygoing flowers that you could step on and it will grow back. 

Plant sedum and watch it take off and spread in your garden. Enjoy low-growing groundcover varieties, such as ‘Angelina’ or tall border plants such as ‘Autumn Joy,’ pictured above.

Sedum do best in full sun.


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8. Gaillardia

Consider Gaillardia, or the blanket flower, for your low-maintenance garden seeing as few diseases or pests ever bother them. This flower has a daisy-like appearance and boasts a long blooming season.

Plant in full sun.

Proven Winners Supertunia Vista Paradise

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