One of my all-time, low maintenance and low water-requiring perennials is Autumn Joy Sedum. This succulent plant starts out as low to the ground, green roses. By summer, Autumn Joy Sedum grows to almost two feet tall with tiny pink ﬂowers at the end of stalks resembling broccoli.
Summer of 2012, when Missouri set new high summer temperature records, this plant survived most of the time without requiring extra watering. The pink ﬂowers provide pollen for native bumble bees and carpenter bees, and much-needed nectar for butterﬂies and hummingbirds.