6 easy-care perennials for a gorgeous garden with little work

We would all love to have a beautiful garden, but sometimes there is just not enough time to go out and maintain them.

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Perennial flowers are the answer to that problem! By using perennials in your garden you can take the hassle out of keeping your plants alive in the summer months.

Once established, they’re gifts that just keep on giving. They may take one or two years to produce their first flowers, but they are worth the wait because they will continue to flower every season for years and years. Many can even live up to 30 years or more.

The perennials listed below after perfect for attracting bees and keeping your garden looking fresh, and allcan be grown in the tough Australian climate.


Coneflowers make a stunning addition to any garden. Their daisy-like appearance and bright colouring are perfect for the summer. This hardy perennial also does well in drought conditions, which is perfect for our summer months when the soil dries out easily. Coneflowers grow to approximately 91cm tall and are great for attracting bees.

2. Iris

Once established, iris’ require little care and produce a beautiful purple flower and tall green stalks. The bulbs also increase each year so you don’t even have to do much to multiply the plant. Again, these flowers will make your garden a perfect environment for birds and bees.

3. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are easy to grow and come in a number of varieties and colours. They love the sunshine and are easy to propagate, which is an added bonus. They are known as one of the easiest plants to grow and can stand the summer heat.

4. Agapanthus

Agapanthus’ are a popular choice for the modern Australian garden. Their unique design and jacaranda blue flowers make them a lovely addition to any yard. Agapanthus can survive most weather conditions and bees adore them, even if they only flower now and again.

5. Daylily

The daylily is well known for being an easy-to -grow perennial. They require little attention and can easily be propagated. Year after year they will supply your garden with beautiful green foliage, bright yellow flowers and a great place for the bees to visit. Daylilies are hardy, drought-, frost- and wind-tolerant and will thrive in most gardens if they’re well fed, mulched and planted in full sun.

6. Peony

Peony plants are both resilient and attractive; they are also perfect for harvesting a few bouquets. Peony blossoms appear in spring and summer, each year returning with larger flowers than the last. When open, they are a great attractant for bees. When closed, they look stunning around the house.

The best time to plant perennials is in the spring or autumn—you do not want to plant them in temperatures that are too high or low, even though they will be able to stand these temperature fluctuations when established. Whether you want a garden full of floral foliage or just something to attract the bees to your herb garden, the flowers above will give you little hassle and look great in full bloom.

What’s your go-to low maintenance plant or flower?