If you’re gardening with clay soil, you may experience some issues landscaping with flowers. These are the best plants you can grow in clay, including some of our favorites like aster, black-eyed Susan, Russian sage, and more.
The best plants for clay soil: Grow in full sun and partial shade
Cranesbill Provides a Weedproof Ground Cover - Lovely low growing perennial that has a big bloom in the spring and smaller blooms during the summer. Very tolerant of dry conditions. Easy to divide and start in a different place. Have kept mine going for 20 years. Also known as Hardy Geranium. I love this!
Japanese Blood Grass - a warm-season ornamental grass that is selected for its attractive, red-tipped foliage. It grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9 and thrives in sunshine and moist soil. I think I might have to give this one a try.
Allium Gladiator bulbs - Height: tall 44" (Plant 6-8" apart.) blooms Late Spring to Early Summer. Full Sun, Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic, Clay. Flowers the size of a softball on 3-5' leafless stems. Plant in groups of 3 or more for best effect.