What Type Of Plants Grow Best In Neutral Soil?


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Barbara DeWalt Profile
Barbara DeWalt answered
Many plants actually grow best in neutral soil, especially in the UK!

What Is Neutral Soil?
The term “neutral” is used to describe a type of soil that is neither acid nor alkaline – it has a pH level of exactly 7, and is totally…well, neutral!

Most plants have a pH level of between 6.5 and 7, which means they need a neutral soil (maybe a little on the acid side, for optimum growth).

If you live in a clay area, then the soil around you is neutral. Alkaline soil is limey, and acid soil is peaty!

What Grows Well In Neutral Soil?
  • Daisies (these can grow in most types of soil)
  • Irises
  • Hydrangeas
  • Daffodils
  • Heather
  • Aster
  • Bergamot
  • Weigela
What If I Don’t Like The Soil Where I Live?
You can get products to alter the pH level of your soil, but they’re not permanent, and can get very expensive to maintain. In my opinion, it's not worth going down this route.

Instead, I’d recommend getting a raised bed to grow your plants in. This allows you to control the pH levels, drainage, and soil quality. It’s much easier to maintain for beginners, too.

Good luck!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Pomegranate, celery, daises, lavender, hyssop, russian sage, yarrow, wormwood, false indigo, Adam's needle, blanket flower, daffodils and shamrock all grow in neutral soil!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Normal trees grow in it, as well as grass and daffodils.
wilbert u can call me sue Profile
  • Plants that are usually found growing wild
  • Grasses
  • Many plants similar to the grass family

I also have a Shamrock, in regular soil, but I must water it nearly everyday.

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