The Q&A Archives: Some Salt-Tolerant Plants

Question: The berm in front of our house gets more than its share of salt through the winter. It is very difficult to grow grass so I would like to plant some sort of flowers there. What plants would tolerate the salty conditions? It gets full sun and is in an easy place to water. Thanks. Ole Buffalo, MN

Answer: Some salt tolerant plants to try in that are include yucca, lambs ears, bee balm and daylilies. These are tough plants and they should withstand some salt. If you have lots of salt, even these can die! In spring flush the soil as soon as it thaws with lots of water to dissolve any salt and help your plants survive!

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