Spring is on the horizon which means flowers will start to bloom. If you’re looking to add some beauty, variety and color to your yard, here’s a list of flowers to consider. All of these will look amazing, but the best part is they’re low maintenance and hard to kill.


Peonies are a surprisingly hearty plant. They are perennials which means they’ll keep blooming year after year. They love the sun and can handle up to six hours a day in direct light. They’re also beautiful and smell amazing!


These flowers will add a lot of color to your garden. They’re low maintenance, love the sun and deer don’t like to eat them! This means you’ll be able to enjoy them fully when they bloom in spring and fall.


Another beautiful option is the Cosmos flower. An article written by Alexa Erickson for states, “These undemanding annuals bloom even in poor soil. They like full sun, but prefer afternoon shade in hot climates. They can tolerate drought and withstand general neglect. Because few pests bother these flowers, they’ll look beautiful throughout the whole summer, and they come in a variety of eye-catching colors.”


Geraniums thrive in full sun and appreciate a bit of afternoon shade. They will bloom from early spring until it frosts. They are drought resistant and deer resistant. These will be an excellent addition to your garden.


If you’re looking for a flower that will attract butterflies and bees, coneflowers are a great choice. While this flower prefers full sun, they can also survive in shady areas as well. Coneflowers will bloom in early spring and continue to thrive until the first frost of the year.


Zinnias are another great option that will add a lot of color to your garden. The above mentioned article also states, “When these adaptable flowers get full sun, they can grow up to three feet in height. However, they will also do well in shade. Drought-tolerant zinnias grow fast. Because they’re annuals, they transform from seed to flower in record time and their blooms last all summer long.”


Begonias do well in drought conditions and a lot of sun. They can also thrive in shadier areas. These flowers will continue to bloom without deadheading.


If this flower gets partial or full sun, you’ll have no problems with them blooming all throughout spring, summer and fall. Talk about resilient! This is an extremely low maintenance flower that also doesn’t require deadheading.

Butterfly Milkweed

Another flower that is great for attracting butterflies is the butterfly milkweed. These plants thrive in any type of soil. Once they’ve been planted, they require very little water to survive. In addition to butterflies, these flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators as well.

If you’re concerned about your ability to keep a flower garden thriving, try some of these plants. They’re low maintenance and nearly fool proof!