In 2021, more and more individuals have been buying plants left and right. With most people being on lockdown and frightened by the COVID-19 virus, people look for ways to enjoy their stay at home. As such, individuals started activating their green thumb and bought plants and flowers.
Suppose you’re starting as a complete beginner in gardening. In that case, the seven low-maintenance flowers mentioned below can get you started until you become a professional. These seven plants are easy to take care of and fantastic to look at.
- Morning Glory (Ipomoea)
Add a pop of blue with climbing morning glory to your garden. It blooms from the start of summer until fall. It has leaves that are heart shapes and slender stems. The flowers of morning glories are in the form of a large trumpet in shades of orange, purple-blue, pink, white, or magenta. Ipomoeas has a vine that can twist up to 15 feet in height.
Not only does it attract humans with its enticing smell and colorful blossoms, but hummingbirds and butterflies are also attracted to it.
- Heuchera (Heuchera micrantha)
Heucheras has many varieties, but they all have the same thing in common: it’s an excellent display of flowers. It’s a herbaceous perennial that can lengthen a foot tall. Its leaves are three to five inches across its long stems. The flowers come in purple, red, yellow, coral, orange, pink, and white. This plant blooms in summer. When taking care of the plant, remember to deadhead the flowers all over the year.
- Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
This flower is the official state flower of Maryland, USA. Black-eyed Susans resemble a sunflower, but a smaller version. It is a wildflower that ranges from 30 to 90 cm in height. Black-eyed Susan got its name because of the flower head on its body. It is a black or dark-brown cone in the center, and yellow petals surround it. Its leaves are rough when you touch it; it’s long and lanceolate.
This plant is a must for every summer garden. It blooms from July up to September. It can repel rabbits and deer and attract beautiful butterflies to your garden. Plant this in full sun, and remember to remove the spend blossoms to make room for more flowering.
You can utilize the roots of the plant to treat an earache. Make a tea or infusion with its roots to remedy minor cuts, swellings, scrapes, and sores.
- Euphorbia (Euphorbia milii)
Euphorbias are thorny, succulent, or unarmed. Its main stem and side arms are succulent species that are fleshy and thick. It has a wide array of varieties that can bloom in color blue, purple, or gold. It can grow to 15 to 91 cm in height. Its flower is a mixture of orange and red blooms in late spring and up until summer.
Taking care of this plant is simple, place it in light, provide them regular moisture, and look out for harmful pests, e.g., whiteflies. Euphorbias are resistant to deer and slug; this plant also has roots that are toxic to moles. Some use the part of the plant that grows above the ground to produce medicine.
- Spider Flower (Cleome Hassleriana)
Spider flowers have spiky clusters that shine vibrantly; it’s evident that this flower is indeed unique and self-seeding yearly. It grows fast, and it can reach five feet in height. It flourishes in large containers and full-sun exposure and blooms at the start of summer until frost.
Cleome Hassleriana is considered to be a medical plant. Dried leaves can be utilized to make a tea that prevents scurvy. The roots can be used to treat fever. The plant itself repels insects.
- Coneflower (Echinacea)
Coneflowers can tolerate drought; they are hardy, long-blooming, in the shades of pink, and most especially purple. It has large petals and a dome in the center that’s spiny in brown or orange—coneflower blooms in summer, from June to July. A purple coneflower can grow up to one to three feet in height.
- Anemone (Anemonastrum)
Anemones look simple; they have five petals in color red, pink, blue-violet, and white. They cover the ground with their blossoms that resemble daisies. You don’t have to worry about messy leftovers due to their foliage when they’re done blooming.
Once you’ve established the plant, you have to water it when needed merely. After three months of planting, anemones will start to flower. If you planted it in fall, it would bloom at the start of spring, and it’ll stay for eight to 10 weeks. Wood anemone is a herb that can be used to relieve stomach aches, asthma, cough, etc.
Don’t let the boredness of being stuck at home consume you. Order the seven flowers mentioned above to add spice to your stay at home. Plants give you nothing but positive advantages.