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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Botanical Name: Osbeckia
Osbeckia is an annual herb that bears purple-pink flowers. Plant it anywhere, and it grows well.
Dr. Vandana K.