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.

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

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 in full sun or partial shade - great list!

The best plants for clay soil: Grow in full sun and partial shade

What could make a better focal point than a huge pot crammed with Agapanthus?  I would use Agapanthus africanus because it's an evergreen perennial with good, strappy leaves.

What could make a better focal point than a huge pot crammed with Agapanthus? I would use Agapanthus africanus because it's an evergreen perennial with good, strappy leaves.

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!

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!

Moms and gardens seem to go hand-in-hand since flowers and gardens are the symbols of the nurturing care our mothers took in raising sweet and thoughtful children.

Moms and gardens seem to go hand-in-hand since flowers and gardens are the symbols of the nurturing care our mothers took in raising sweet and thoughtful children.

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.

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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.

Mukdenia 'Karasuba' is a "must-have" for the shade garden with these ruffled leaves and red edges that seem to glow in the morning light.

Mukdenia 'Karasuba' is a "must-have" for the shade garden with these ruffled leaves and red edges that seem to glow in the morning light.

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.

Allium Gladiator (Ornamental Onion)

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.

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