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Best Easy-Care Perennials — Perfect for New Gardeners!

Best perennials for the low-maintenance garden If you're a new gardener, you're in for a great adventure! But with so many perennials to choose from, it's hard to know which one is the best. Don't worry. Read on and you'll find 15 easy perennials like these heliopsis and phlox that are great choices for new gardeners. 1. Heliopsis Heliopsis helianthoides Native to eastern and midwestern North America, heliopsis is an excellent perennial for new gardeners. It grows 1 to 6 feet tall. Yellow 2-in. Blooms last two weeks in summer and are abundant. There are many Heliopsis cultivars, all of which require the same growing conditions and care. Some are of different sizes, some have semi-double or double flowers, and a couple have variegated foliage. You can cut a handful without missing bouquets in the garden. 2. Garden phlox Phlox paniculata Garden phlox is a longtime garden favorite and for good reason. Large clusters of flowers atop long or short stems depe