If you have clay garden soil, you know that it can be tricky to get some perennial flowers to grow in it.
Clay soil can be tough on plants because it easily becomes compacted, drainage is poor, oxygen content is low and roots have a tough time working their way through the soil.
Those with clay soil have less sand and silt than other soils. This can be improved and amended over time or you can work with the soil you have and use plants that don't mind these conditions.
Luckily, there are some wonderful perennials that are quite happy in clay soil.
Click on the list to view pictures and find growing information about ten of the easiest perennial flowers to grow in compacted clay soil.
Note: All of these varieties will grow in Minnesota's zone 4 and 5 gardens. Many are cold tolerant to zone 2 or 3.