Clay Soil Plant growth - Knowledgebase Question

Fridley, Mi
Question by joannelcra
August 20, 2009
What Grows in clay bad soilunder high cut pines. Want to put down mulch or rock. near curb area.


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2009

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Some of the best plants for your region that also tolerate clay soils include American Cranberrybush Viburnum - Viburnum trilobum, Black Chokeberry - Aronia prunifolia, Common Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis, Meadowsweet - Spiraea alba, Ninebark - Physocarpus opulifolius, Redosier Dogwood - Cornus stolonifera,
Shrubby Cinquefoil - Potentilla fruticosa, Shrubby St. John?s-Wort - Hypericum prolificum, Spicebush - Lindera benzoin, Steeplebush - Spiraea tomentosa,
Virginia Sweetspire - Itea virginica, Beardtongue - Penstemon digitalis, Bergamot (Bee-Balm) - Monarda fistulosa, Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta, Blue Flag Iris - Iris versicolor, Blue Vervain - Verbena hostata, Boneset - Eupatorium perfoliatum,
Canada Anemone - Anemone canadensis, Cardinal Flower - Lobelia cardinalis,
Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis, Culver?s Root - Veronicastrum virginicum, Horsemint - Monarda punctata, Indian Grass - Sorgastrum nutans, Joe-Pye Weed - Eupatorium fistulosum, Marsh Blazing Star - Liatris spicata, Missouri Ironweed - Vernonia missurica, New England Aster - Aster novae angliae, Old-Field Cinquefoil - Potentilla simplex, Porcupine Sedge - Carex hystericina, Queen-of-the-Prairie - Filipendula rubra, Sneezeweed - Helenium autumnale, Spiderwort - Tradescantia virginiana, Swamp Goldenrod - Solidago patula, Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata,
Tall or Green-Headed Coneflower - Rudbeckia trilobum, Threadleaf Coreopsis - Coreopsis verticillata, White Turtlehead - Chelone glabra, White Vervain - Verbena urticiforia, and Wild Strawberry - Fragaria virginiana. Hope this list is helpful~

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