Genus: Hemerocallis varieties Zones: 3 to 9 Cost: From $4 Expert says: "Daylilies are gorgeous and easy to divide. You can build a fine collection of colors and shapes by acquiring a few plants each year." —Barbara Damrosch, farmer and author, Harborside, Maine
Genus: Lavandula spp. Zones: 5 to 9 Cost: $6 to $10 Expert Says: "Lavender's practically indestructible, genuinely deer-resistant, and comes in beautiful hues." — Robert Kourik, garden designer, Sebastopol, California This story originally appeared on CountryLiving.com
John Creech Sedum. The spreading, low growing sedums are standards in rock gardens, where they spill over the stones & seem to require no care. They form tight mats that usually don’t get taller than 6″ & reach that height only when in bloom. Sedums will root along their stems, where they make contact with the ground. They can be a bit slick to walk on, but are nice between pavers & encircling patios.