Best Plants for Sandy Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Black River Falls, Wi
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Question by harleyhunny2
April 13, 2009
Hi there my yard is mainly all sand is there any plants that will grow without having to go buy black dirt?

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2009
Sandy soil drains quickly but doesn't hold moisture or nutrients. I'd recommend amending the soil with organic matter, but failing that, you can grow the following perennials in sandy soil: yarrow (Achillea), columbine (Aquilegia), sea thrift (Armeria), Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Lychnis, Nepeta, Rudbeckia, Veronica, and Sedum. For a shady area, you might try Viola labradorica, Ajuga, Hostas, and Pulmonaria. Spring blooming bulbs such as crocus and tulips should also do well. Best wishes with your garden beds!

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