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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil can be tough for plants to thrive in, but not for these hardy plants! Choose from beautiful flowers that actually thrive in clay so you can enjoy a gorgeous garden or flowerbed. Our favorites include geranium, sunflower, hosta and coral bells.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Baptisia australisAlso called false indigo for its blue springtime flowers, baptisia is a native prairie plant with deep roots that push through the toughest clay soil. Other selections extend baptisia's color range to white, yellow, and purple. (BH)

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Lungwort Top picks: 'Opal' features ice-blue flowers; 'Trevi Fountain' features cobalt-blue blooms. Plant it with: Japanese painted fern or 'Jack Frost' brunnera for a delightful silver-on-silver play. Lungwort grows best in Zones and reaches 1 foot tall.

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Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Black Knight Butterfly Bush (full sun), Spectacular summer color from dark, violet-purple flower spikes. Fragrant flowers. Deciduous. Slightly hardier than other varieties, but may die to ground in cold winter areas, emerging vigorously in spring.

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Top Fragrant Houseplants

Top Fragrant Houseplants Take a look at this slide show for house plants that will make your house smell great!

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Ironweed...thrives in clay, tolerates summer hear and withstands drought! Sounds perfect for this TX yard!