Do Lily-of-the-Valley do well in clay soil?

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  • Do Lily-of-the-Valley do well in clay soil?


Answer #1 | 14/01 2014 15:26
Lily of the Valley is only attractive in spring. If you want an aggressive, yet attractive spreader, try variegated Vinca. If you have a large area and want something invasive, try "Yellow Archangel", Lamium galeobdolon. I tried this in a large shady area of my property. It does well and doesn't seem to be as invasive in shade.
Answer #2 | 14/01 2014 20:42
Get some composted manure form a garden center (if you dont have a compost pile) and a bag of sand (home improvement store..."play sand" from Walmart is fine). Loosen the soil that is there and amend it with the manure and the sand....add a little lime to make the soil more alkaline....if near a concrete sidewalk or porch, minerals leaching from the concrete will make the soil a little more alkaline as well.

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