Flowers that Thrive in Poor Soil

Flowers that Thrive in Poor Soil

Worried about not having fertile soil to grow plants? Here's a curated list of flowering plants that come up well in poor soil too.

Best Flowers that Thrive in Poor Soil

1. Periwinkle

Botanical Name: Catharanthus roseus

Periwinkle is known to be extremely hardy and is known to thrive even in nutritionally deficient soils. It is widely used as groundcover.

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2. Cosmos

Botanical Name: Cosmos

Cosmos are herbaceous plants, commonly grown as summer annuals. These plants do not require much care at all. Adding organic content to the soil gives a lot of blooms.

3. Bougainvillea

Botanical Name: Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a hardy, drought tolerant perennial plant. They come in a variety of colors. It's perfect for arbors, fences, or pots.

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4. Rain Lily

Botanical Name: Zephyranthes

These plants are small and hardy, making them ideal plants for a garden. Their blooms are attractive, and they thrive in almost any soil type.

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5. Jamaican bluespike

Botanical Name: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

It is a perennial hardy herb. The blue-purplish colored flowers produced in a spike attract a lot of butterflies.


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6. Crotalaria

Botanical Name: Crotalaria retusa

Crotalaria is a genus of flowering plants commonly known as rattlepods. This species is used as an ornamental for its bright yellow flowers. 

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7. Wedelia

Botanical Name: Sphagneticola trilobata

Wedelia is an herbaceous, hardy perennial plant. It spreads aggressively. The plant will perform well in virtually any soil. Wedelia is widely used as groundcover. 

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8. Shankapushpi

Botanical Name: Clitoria ternatea

Shankapushpi is a climbing perennial plant. It has many medicinal benefits also. This plant can be grown easily without much care and maintenance. 

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9. Cockscomb

Botanical Name: Celosia

Cockscomb is a great, low-maintenance plant that comes in a variety of colors. It grows well even in poor, rocky, and sandy soils. 

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10. Osbeckia

Botanical Name: Osbeckia

Osbeckia is an annual herb that bears purple-pink flowers. Plant it anywhere, and it grows well. 

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Dr. Vandana K.