Low-Maintenance Plants to Grow in Your Utah Garden

Spring is the perfect time to reevaluate your garden. Throwing out any plants that didn’t do well in the previous years, and replenishing anything that didn’t make it through the harsh winter. Picking the right plants for your Utah garden can be difficult since we live in such a unique climate. If you’re trying to figure out what flowers and plants should go in your garden, here are a few of our top picks.


We love perennials, because they’re low maintenance, and they come back year after year. That means you plant them this year, and you shouldn’t ever have to plant them again. Coneflowers are a gorgeous flower, and they can survive in drought conditions. They’re hardy and gorgeous.


A peony is a gorgeous and delicate flower, but it is such a hardy and hands-off plant that you’ll be so surprised when your flowers come into bloom. They’ll come back each year, with the flowers even better than the year before, somehow.


Sunflowers grow best in areas with FULL sun, hence the name of the flower. They’ll grow in any kind of soil, as long as you don’t waterlog them. Perfect for those of us who sometimes forget to water their garden. You can grow them straight from the sunflower seeds. You’ll want to space your seeds about six inches apart in a shallow trench. They don’t require fertilizing, and can grow up to 6 feet in just 3 months!


While not a flower, we couldn’t talk about our favorite plants without talking about basil! If you’re an avid cook, then basil is perfect for you. It lives really well in natural conditions, I once had a basil plant that I didn’t water once in an entire summer and it still flourished. It’s a beautiful green plant that will make your garden smell heavenly all season long, and is almost impossible to kill.


A daylily is a lovely flower that is shaped like a trumpet. They come in a variety of colors, including purple, blue, orange, red, and pink. They are an excellent addition to your garden in Utah during the spring and summer and are incredibly easy to grow and manage.