what can I plant? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lswinson1
April 23, 2009
I have a spot in my yard that is very dry and is on a hill.I tried to plant several types of shrubs there. What can I plant that can stand clay or a dry spot. Even grass does not need a lot of work.

Answer from NGA
April 23, 2009


You might try planting ornamental grasses there, or some heat/drought tolerant perennials such as Gaillardia (Indian Blanket), Rudbeckia (Brown-eyed Susan), Asclepias (Butterfly Weed), Coreopsis (Tickweed), Hemerocallis (Daylily), Hibiscus moscheutos (Hardy Hibiscus), Iris, Liatris (Kansas Gay Feather), Stachys byzantina (Lambs? Ear), Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy), Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), Kniphofia (Red-hot Poker), Armeria maretima (Sea Thrift), Sedum spectabile (Live-forever), Achillea (Yarrow), Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox), Shasta Daisy and Hardy Chrysanthemum. Working a little compost into the soil prior to planting will also help your new plants thrive. Best wishes with your garden.

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