The Q&A Archives: Alkyline soil

Question: Please recommend some flowers which I can use to create an "English Cottage Garden" in alkyline soil.

Answer: While very few "English" flowers will thrive in alkaline soils, you can create an English Cottage Garden style using some of our well adapted plants. Below are some suggestions:<br><br>Achillea - Yarrow<br>Alcea rosea - Holly Hocks<br>Alyogyne huegelii - Blue Hibiscus<br>Buddleia davidii - Butterfly Bush<br>Centaurea cyanus - Cornflower<br>Clarkia amoena - Clarkia<br>Consolida ambigua - larkspur<br>Coreopsis<br>Cosmos<br>Echinacea purpurea - Purple coneflower<br>Helianthus annuus - Sunflower<br>Lathyrus odoratus - Sweet pea<br>Lavandula - Lavender<br>Linaria maroccana - Toadflax<br>Penstemon - Beard Tongue<br>Plumbago auriculata - Cape Plumbago<br>Roses<br>Rudbeckia - Black eyed Susan<br>Salvia clevelandii<br>Salvia greggii<br>Salvia leucantha<br>Tropaeolum majus - Nasturtium<br><br>Many of these make great cut flowers and attract butterflies.<br>Enjoy!<br>

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