Tough-As-Nails Plants

Creating an eye-catching garden doesn't require a degree in horticulture — what you need are low-maintenance plants that can handle a variety of conditions. Try growing these foolproof selections in your garden.

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Salvia

Perennial salvias are a huge family of plants. Most have aromatic, often edible foliage and produce colorful spikes in blue, pink, purple, red, yellow or white. Besides decorating the garden, perennial salvia attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.

Salvia grows in just about any sunny site that has good drainage. The plant prefers regular water but holds up to moderate drought. USDA Zones 4 to 10

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