What to plant?? - Knowledgebase Question

Elgin, Il
Question by pansies22
July 22, 2009
In front of a hedge of yews, what type of annuals can be planted. I have tried petunias, zinnias, impatiens and they do not flourish here. I assume it is account of the acidity of the soil. Can you advise annuals that would survive here and what if anything I can do to the soil to amend it. Thank you for your help.


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Answer from NGA
July 22, 2009

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I wouldn't amend the soil for annuals because it might upset your yews. So, try growing acid loving annuals such as ornamental strawberries, Trillium , Begonia,
Caladium, or lobelia beneath your yews.

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