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RE: Plants that don't need to be fertilized (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: northspruce on 04.26.2006 at 01:17 pm in Far North Gardening Forum

A little research has yielded the following suggestions for plants that like nutrient-poor soil. It's interesting to note that there's a lot of overlap between low nutrient needs, tolerance of alkalinity, alpine and rock plants, and drought tolerance...

If anyone disagrees with anything on this list please point it out. I haven't grown all these to know if it's accurate.

Perennials:
Yarrow (Achillea sp.)
Crown Vetch (Coronilla varia)
Sweet William (Dianthus sp.)
Daylilies (Hemerocallis sp.)
Cinquefoil (Potentilla sp.)
Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)
St. Johnswort (Hypericum sp.)
Sedum (Coreopsis verticillata)
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina)
Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)
Mulleins (Verbascum sp.)
Gaillardia (Gaillardia pulchella)

Annuals:
Annual Vinca (Cataranthus roseus)
Calliopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
Clarkia (Clarkia hybrids)
Cockscomb (Celosia argentea)
Cockscomb (Celosia cristata)
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Cosmos (Cosmos species)
Four oclock (Mirabilis jalapa)
Garden Balsam (Impatiens balsamina)
Gold Medallion (Melampodium paludosum)
Josephs Coat (Amaranthus tricolor)
Livingstone Daisy (Dorotheanus belledformis)
Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)
Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)
Morning Glory (Ipomoea sp.)
Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Poppies (Papaver species)
Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum)
Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana)
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Verbena (Verbena sp.)


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