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Coral Bells 'Paris' coral bells produces a frothy sea of pink blooms floating above silvery green foliage, so even when this perennial flower is not in bloom, it looks great. Other varieties are grown strictly for their attractive foliage colors, with sh

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Goldenrod  'Crown of Rays' goldenrod has spiky yellow blooms in late summer on a tidy plant that stays under 2 feet tall. It is well-behaved, spreading gradually to form a large clump in the border, Other goldenrods are also clay-resistant, but can grow up to 5 feet tall. Drought tolerant.  Name: Solidago 'Crown of Rays'  Zones: 4-9

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Plants which do well in clay soil. Goldenrod 'Crown of Rays' goldenrod has spiky yellow blooms in late summer on a tidy plant that stays under 2 feet tall.

Ironweed thrives in clay and can handle the summer heat! More plants that thrive in clay: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/best-plants-to-grow-in-clay/?socsrc=bhgpin071613ironweed=11

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

With a name like ironweed, you know that this perennial flower is tough. It thrives in clay, tolerates summer heat, and withstands long periods of drought. In late summer it bears purple flowers that attract butterflies. Name: Vernonia selelctions

Daylily - we have this all over our yard.  It loves the clay soil, requires almost no effort at all, and is stunning all summer long.

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Velvet Cloak Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria "Velvet Cloak")

Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.


Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Fountaingrass - Fountaingrass offers bottlebrushlike seed heads that gracefully arch outward from a mounded plant. 'Hameln', pictured here, is a dwarf variety that grows about feet tall and wide. It makes a great low-maintenance ornamental grass.

Purple New York Aster Plant

For Clay Soil-Perennials: Aster 'Wood's Purple.' Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Does well in sandy or clay soil. Generally tolerates poor soils and some drought.

Sienna Sunset Coreopsis  Genus	Coreopsis  Species	verticillata  Variety	'Sienna Sunset'  Zone	5 - 9  Bloom Season	Early Summer - Late Fall  Plant Height	16 in - 20 in  Additional Characteristics	Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Repeat Bloomer  Bloom Color	Apricot, Light Orange  Light Requirements	Full Sun  Moisture Requirements	Dry, Moist,  well-drained  Resistance	Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought…

Sienna Sunset Coreopsis

Choosing Plants for Clay Soil Trees and Shrubs

Plants for clay soil are adapted to cold, heavy soils. These are some of the best clay tolerant trees and shrubs for your garden.