Answer: Partial shade is difficult to describe. It generally means dappled shade (such as you'd find in the shade of a tree) to full morning sun but with shade from the hot afternoon sunshine. Leather leaf fern will be happy in full shade (such as under trees). For the partially sunny spot (afternoon sunshine), you can grow Acanthus, Astilbe, Begonia, Coleus, Cyclamen, Dicentra, Lilies, Impatiens, and Viola (pansy). Hydrangea tends to wilt in the hot afternoon sun, but usually recovers by morning. Try to find a spot with morning sun but afternoon shade for your hydrangea and it should perk right up for you. Best wishes with your garden!
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