While this topic is still “fresh” in our minds, let’s talk about salt tolerant plants and some ways to cope with salt that always comes during the winter months.
It’s important to keep this topic in mind during the start of the season while your planning new additions or changes to your landscape. Will you be planting close to the road? How about along the driveway? Or even your walkway? Below is a list of salt tolerant perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs…but wait…what if you don’t have plants along these ways, but grass? Here’s a tip that may help you: Gypsum.
Spreading gypsum on these problem areas will help rejuvenate your lawn from the winter salt. Gypsum dislodges salt and restores soil structure. So during the season, or in the fall, use a spreader and cover these areas. Lightly water after you’ve spread.
Salt Tolerant Perennials:
Astilbe, Brunnera, Balloon Flower, Barrenwort, Basket of Gold, Bleeding Heart, Bugbane, Bugleweed, Candytuft, Lobelia, Columbine, Coral Bells, Cushion Spurge, Daylily, Baptisia, Tiarella, Foxglove, Gas Plant, Globe Thistle, Goldenrod, Hosta, Iris, Jacob’s Ladder, Lamb’s Ear, Helleborus, Lily of the Valley, Meadow Rue, Aster, Mantauk Daisy, Catmint, Peony, Vinca, Pinks, Poppy, Salvia, Snow in Summer, Veronica, Pachysandra, Sedum, Armeria, Thyme, Coreopsis, Viola, Anemone, Artemesia, and Yarrow.
Salt Tolerant Annuals:
Mums, Dianthus, Gazania, Gladiolus, Petunia, Portulaca, and Zinnia.
Salt Tolerant Trees & Shrubs:
Arrowwood Viburnum, Colorado Spruce, Inkberry, Juniper, Northern Bayberry, Rosa Rugosa, Virginia Creeper, Paper Birch, and Willow.
Don’t see a plant on here that you’re curious about? Send us a line and we’ll help you out!