4. Plant No-Fuss Lilies
Crinums laugh at drought, don't need fertilizer, and welcome hot, humid summers with lily-like flowers that perfume the air.
Growing into huge bulbs over time, they're practically indestructible.
Crinum Planting Guide
Why You'll Love Them: Fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers in many colors appear in spring, summer, or fall.
How to Grow: Most prefer at least five hours of sun a day. They're not picky about soil.
Where to Grow: Most do best in the Lower, Coastal, and Tropical South (zones 8-10). Some, such as Crinum x powellii 'Alba' and 'Ellen Bosanquet,' are hardy farther north.
Where to Buy: Order from Jenks Farmer or Plant Delights Nursery.