What plants like alkaline soils?

Answer In a way, yes. Some seeds germinate only when covered with soil, but the actual triggering mechanism depends on the wavelength of light reaching the seed. Seeds that germinate in "darkness" require... Read More »

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Will peonies grow in alkaline soils?

Peonies will grow in all types of soil, but they thrive in soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5, which straddles the border between low acidity and low alkalinity, since a pH of 7 is classified as neutral.... Read More »

Alkaline Plants?

Plants growing in alkaline soils have a difficult time absorbing nutrients; these nutrients can include magnesium and iron. A deficiency in nutrients can lead to yellowing leaves and poor growth. P... Read More »

High Alkaline Plants?

Alkalinity and acidity are the extremes of the pH scale. Plants generally prefer soils that are slightly acidic or slightly alkaline -- usually with a pH range of 6 to 7. Some plant varieties thriv... Read More »

Which Plants Prefer Alkaline Soil?

Alkaline soil, which is also called sweet soil, has pH levels above 7.0. Balanced pH levels are around 7.0, and anything higher than that is considered alkaline. Alkaline soils generally contain la... Read More »