Top Plants That Thrive in Clay. A favorite in the shade garden for its attractive foliage, many hostas also produce pretty spikes of white or lavender blooms. 'Patriot' hosta, pictured, has blue-green leaves dramatically edged in pure white.
Artemisia: Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, Height varies by variety and can range from 3 feet tall to just 5 inches.
Creeping Thyme: In early summer the plants are covered with stunning pinkish-rose flowers that last until the first hard frost. The stunning foliage stays all through the winter months. A very hardy perennial that attracts butterflies