The Q&A Archives: Morning Shade Plants

Question: What are some flowering plants condusive to the central coast that take morning shade and afternoon sun? They will be planted in pots.

Answer: When faced with that type of a location, it often makes more sense to look at sun loving plants which tolerate some shade and experiment with them, especially when your shade lovers are frying in midsummer. Here are some fairly tolerant plants to try: shorter varieties of daylily (hemerocallis), perennial geranium, purple coneflower, heuchera (coral bells), variegated liriope, various types of sedum and the annual, fibrous rooted bedding begonias.

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