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What kind of flowers grow well even in poor soil?

  1. oceansnsunsets profile image88
    oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago

    What kind of flowers grow well even in poor soil?

    Do you have any recommendations for flowers that grow well in poor soil?

  2. pipmistress profile image60
    pipmistressposted 5 years ago


    lily of the valley can grow well in a poor soil.  It is a perennial flower that produces white and pink bell shaped blossoms

  3. savingkathy profile image94
    savingkathyposted 5 years ago

    Nasturiums are flowers that seem to grow better in poor soil than in rich, fertile soil. They are annuals that are easy to grow from seed, and are available in a variety of red, yellow and orange shades.

  4. NotTooTall profile image84
    NotTooTallposted 5 years ago

    Most plants classified as 'succulents' will grow very well in poor soil.  There are very attractive sedum that fit the bill.  They also thrive on neglect, and are not fussy or demanding.  Succulents prefer dry growing conditions as well.  Most sedum are perennial, and will return each year.
    Herbs also benefit from average soil, and most do not like a lot of fertilization either.  Many herbs have wonderful flowers to enjoy in the garder, or as a bouquet for the home.  There are plenty of herb varieties that are also perennial, and can be enjoyed for many years to come.

  5. marcJ profile image80
    marcJposted 5 years ago

    Many annual flowers grow well in poor soil. However, a better approach would be to amend the soil you have. What do the plants do that are there right now? Your soil may also just be outside of the pH range most plants like. It should be between 5-6.5 for most plants.

    http://marcj.hubpages.com/hub/Is-Your-S … elling-You

    This hub describes what deficiencies will manifest as in your plants.