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Question: The flower beds on the front of our house are shaded by my front porch in early morning, but are in full sun most of the day. What types of annuals and perennials work best in full sun?

Answer: Here's a list of perennials known to flourish in hot, dry places:

Yarrow (Achillea spp.), Wall Cress (Arabis caucasica), Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima), Silver Mound Artemisia (Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'), Silver King Artemisia (Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King'), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis), False Indigo (Baptisia australis), Mountain Bluet (Centaurea montana), Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.), Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro), Coneflower? (Echinacea purpurea), Sea Holly (Eryngium amethystinum), Blanketflower (Gaillardia x grandiflora), Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.), Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia hybrids), Blazing Star (Liatris spp.), Maltese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii), Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides), Stonecrop (Sedum spp.), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), Veronica (Veronica spp.) Good luck with your colorful new garden!

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