Too poor soil? No problem, read on to learn about plants that will grow in harsh conditions. Many different plant species are able to thrive in poor soil conditions because they have adapted over time. In this article, we take a look at our favorite ones and share information about what makes them so hardy!
Even if the soil is poor, you can still grow a thriving garden. A bad soil might lack organic matter or mineral deficiencies.
You don’t have to give up on your garden. There are plants that have adapted to these difficult conditions, and do quite well in them.
First, check your climate to see which plants will be able to grow in your garden.
With a little patience, creativity and know-how, anyone can be become a beautiful garden no matter what their soil conditions are. Poor soil conditions will not stop anyone from enjoying the beauty and bounty of gardening.
These plants are able to grow in poor soil conditions, which means that you can grow them anywhere.
Asters grow in a variety of conditions, usually producing bright flowers. They are a great flower for pollinators, as they provide nectar to the bees and insects. They are also popular choices for people interested in gardening, since they have low maintenance.
Bee Balm is native to North America and grows in moist areas like open fields, meadows, and by streams. The plant produces clusters of white, pink, or purple flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinators. It can be used for many different things including tough soil conditions and more.
Black-Eyed Susan plant is a perennial that has been around for centuries. They are easy to grow and care for, and they thrive full sun and well-drained soil. Once established, they require very little care, and will continue to grow year after year.
Liatris are beautiful, colorful plants that can attract butterflies and other pollinators. Liatris have tall spikes in different colors that grow in late summer and extend through the fall.
Bleeding Heart plant is a popular garden flower with heart-shaped leaves and delicate pink flowers. They are a woody perennial, and can adapt to almost any growing environment. The only thing they don’t tolerate as well is full sun, which means you should not plant it in the sunlight.
In the garden, calendula provides a cheerful splash of color in the summer and into fall. It can also be grown as a perennial if conditions are perfect. Its orange blooms are hardy, and can provide some additional color to your vegetable patch.
Fennel is an herb that grows to about 3 feet in height. The plant has feathery leaves and yellow flowers which grow on it. Fennel can be grown either from seed or transplants, and needs to be grown in a soil with good drainage. It prefers a sunny location but will tolerate some shade.
The flower Gaillardia can withstand a variety of growing conditions and is popular in gardens because they love the sun. They come in many different colors, but are typically yellow or orange.
Goldenrod is a plant that grows in Europe and North Africa. Goldenrod has bright yellow flowers that smell nice and are good at attracting bees. It prefers full sun and moist soil. Typically, goldenrod isn’t used in gardens because it prefers to grow in poor soil. However, there are some exceptions where the goldenrod thrives growing in poor soil.
Ironweed grows up to six feet a season and can form large clumps due to the spreading roots. It is a hardy plant that will do well in low-nutrient conditions.
These flowers bloom from summer to fall, and their color comes from purple to pink. Ironweed also serves as a host for the larvae of butterflies, providing an excellent pollinator for your garden. Ironweed is an easy-care plant that requires little effort or attention.
Lavender does not require a lot of nutrients to thrive. In fact, lavender actually prefers a little neglect. Lavender can also survive with low levels of water and is ideal for gardeners who don’t have access to ample irrigation or those who live in areas with an unreliable climate.
The Lenten Rose plants are known as hellebores, and they bloom for long periods of time. This makes them popular in flower gardens, because the Lenten Roses don’t need much water or shade to grow.
Coneflowers are perennials that grow in the right climates and make a welcome addition to any flower garden. They have long bloom times can withstand extreme conditions, and improve soil fertility.