You might need to amend that soil, or add more to it when you want to plant these. They are a herbacious perennial. Blooms in April, likes part shade to full shade, low maintence. Can be invasive. Plant zone 4 to 7. Good for erosion area grown 10 to 12"s high. Mulch first then plant. Plant 3 to 4 "s deep and 6 to 8"s apart. Easy spring use 12-1-12 to feed and later 5-10-15. Sometimes they get a fungal problem so treat with fungal product early spring. My neighbor in the city had a place around her tree where she planted this, she had rocks around it and it was beautiful. They get white flowers.