The Q&A Archives: Sunlight Damage in Texas

Question: I planted anmemones and gladiolus in late March. Both have bloomed, but neither has flowered. The problem is that it is now May, and the direct sunlight seems to be burning them. Do you have any suggestions for keeping them healthy until they flower?

Answer: Melinda,

The sun can be brutal in Texas. The gladiolus should be fine in full sun or part shade. The anemone's prefer some shade but really need to be planted much earlier to have a good chance. Just try to keep the soil moist but not soggy and hopefully the gladiolus will adjust. I don't think the anemone's will make much of a show.

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