I want to put in some kind of flowering plant in an area that formerly had a pine tree. The whole area has a layer of pine needles in various stages of decomposition. IIRC, pine needles contain something that can make it difficult for other plants to grow. I’m going to clear away that layer, but I’m worried that the soil will still be inhospitable to some flowers.
Can someone suggest a plant that will probably be okay in this situation? It’s in a spot that gets partial sun and drains well. I was thinking of cyclamen because it’s blooming now (in California), but I don’t want to put it in only to wither away.