Right about July the garden is bursting at the seams with loads of flowers and lush growth, but it’s also the time when many plants are pretty needy. Feed me. Water me. Weed me. Mulch me. On it goes. How about a few that just do their thing without much input from you. Sound good? Here are a group arranged by mature size, so you can layer them into existing plantings or start from scratch.
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ON THE SHORTER SIZE
MOSTLY MEDIUM SIZED
Baby Pete™ Lily of the Nile
Zone: 8 – 11
Rarely sets seed pods, resulting in a longer bloom period. Splendid along pathways, or in groupings and mixed containers. Blooms up to 24 in. tall. Partial to full sun.
LARGE BACK OF THE BORDER TYPES
Zone: 7 – 11
So much oomph, so little fuss. Adaptable when established; tolerates wet, poorly drained soils. Upright stalks quickly reach 5′ tall, forming clumps to 4′ wide. Full sun.