Lavenders grow in the Mediterranean region, which is rich in calcareous soil. This plant can grow in sandy or gravel soil with 6.0 to 8.0 alkaline pH. You can grow lavenders in fast-draining soil beds or pots.
Lettuce has fibrous roots so it can grow in shallow soil and container. This vegetable doesn't need deep topsoil to flourish. If you plan to use lettuce in a pot or container, choose potting soil to plant it. Ensure that the pot or container has ample drainage holes.
Foxtail Lilies can grow in well-drained sandy soil and under direct sunlight, which is perfect for landscaping your garden. Though Foxtail Lilies can survive shallow soil, they still need adequate water during the growing seasons and do leave the soil dry out too much. Also, feed your foxtail lilies with fertilizer or manure to grow healthy.
Periwinkle is a ground-covering plant, often seen creeping along banks and hills, which is why it is called creeping vinca or creeping myrtle. This plant requires mild calcareous pH to faint acidic. Periwinkle likes well-drained sandy and loamy soil. Its blue flowers bloom best under direct sunlight but can also grow in partial shade.
Butterfly Weed is perfect in every garden because of its beautiful, bright orange to yellow blooms and the glossy, lance-shaped green leaves. Its flowers bloom in summer and attract wildlife. This plant can grow in different soil conditions like sand and gravel and requires moderate to slightly acidic pH. Butterfly Weed needs direct sunlight exposure.
Autumn Joy Sedum produces nectar that attracts bees and other insects. Its stem and leaves are also edible for humans. Autumn Joy Sedum is drought tolerant and can grow in well-drained soil under direct sunlight.
Petunia has shallow roots and loves moist soil. Its roots dry out fast so adequate watering is necessary to keep them alive. This plant requires well-drained soil, and excessive water can cause root rot. You can plant Petunia in soil beds or containers and place them under direct sunlight.
The Brunnera Macrophylla is a rhizomatous perennial which is slow-spreading, and native to woodlands. Its heart-shaped leaves and spring flowers offer captivating scenery to gardens. There are several species of Macrophylla, and the flower colors differ from blue, white, and light blue.
Pachysandra is perfect for landscaping because it covers the ground with its thick bush and lovely small flowers. Its flowers have an intense smell like flowery mothballs. This plant can survive in any soil conditions as long as well-drained. Pachysandra can grow up to 12 inches tall and is best to be planted in containers or flower beds.
Pansies have a variety of colors: yellow, white, red, blue, orange, pink, purple, red, bronze, and lavender. Some pansies have one color, while some have multi colors. These beautiful flowers are perfect for landscaping. Pansies can grow in any soil conditions, but they prefer a well-drained acidic soil with 6.0 to 6.2 pH.
Hostas have a lot of varieties. Since they are perennial, therefore they can grow in any soil condition. They can be planted in sandy or clay soil, although they prefer moist, well-drained soil with organic matter.
If you want to splash your garden with bright, colorful flowers, Zinnias are what you are looking for. These flowers come in different colors: white, pink, and red. Zinnias require full sun and can grow in any soil condition, though they grow taller if the soil is better.
English Ivy has dark, green leaves and white veins that felt waxy and a little leathery. The English Ivy loves sun and shade. This plant can grow in well-drained, medium moist soil.
Hydrangeas are beautiful flowers in different colors: blue, pink, lilac, and violet which all bloom in spring and summer. These lovely flowers add aesthetics and colors to your garden. These flowers can survive in shallow soil in consistent moisture under full sun.
Purple Coneflower is a perennial that thrives under direct sunlight for 6 to 8 hours. The flowerhead shape is like a cone, enclosed by light purple and white petals rays. Coneflower is drought tolerant and blooms the whole summer.