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Perennials For Acidic Soils - Acidic soils are most likely enriched with humus, are peaty, and dark in color. This type of soil is common in areas with high rainfall. An Alkaline soil can become more acidic due to rainwater washing away the lime from the soil. A garden bed that lies below any conifers tends to be more acidic due to needles that fall into the soil. If you have done a soil test to find out the pH of your soil and the results of the pH is 6.5 or lower the soil is an Acidic soil. There are a large variety of plants that thrive in an acidic soil. Keep in mind any soil type can benefit from adding some organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.
Here are a list of perennials to grow in an Acidic Soil.
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Knowing your soil type is very important. When choosing a plant the climate you live in is just as important. Consider your hardiness zone. Remember to check a plant's sunlight or shade requirements, and watering needs when making plant choices for your gardens.