The Q&A Archives: When to Plant

Question: Can you give me some examples of flowering plants that can be planted in any type of soil? I have an interest in Babylon Montbretia, Isabella Princess Lily, Zsazsa Princess Lily, Orange Meadowbrite Coneflower, Golden Zebra Daylily, Volcano Red Phlox, and Fanfare Blanket Flower

Answer: The plants you list will adapt to most soil types but will thrive in well-draining soil amended with organic matter. It's easy to amend soil prior to planting; spread a 3-4" layer of organic matter (compost, peat moss, etc.) over the top of the planting bed and dig it in to a depth of 8-10". Then level the bed, dig the holes and plant your favorite plants. The organic matter will help maintain soil moisture and make it easy for plant roots to become established. Enjoy your garden!

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