Southeast Gardening forum: Morning shade and afternoon sun

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Analeez
Sep 26, 2016 11:18 AM CST
So great to discover this site and 'meet' all of you! I'm hoping for suggestions on perennials that survive receiving only hot afternoon sun. There is irrigation- though all of my plants are thirsty for more water with this drought! Sighing!
Thank you!
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sallysmom
Sep 26, 2016 1:32 PM CST
Coneflowers and black eyed susans take a lot of sun in my zone. I have them here and they do really well.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 30, 2016 12:07 PM CST
Where are you?

What is your soil type?

Is this bed on the west side of the house?

A tough location...

at my previous house, I had salvia... and a picture window... I was able to enjoy the hummingbirds through the window...

I also had brugmansias in that area...

(Zone 8b)
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sallysmom
Sep 30, 2016 1:45 PM CST
I am about 150 miles from the MS Gulf Coast and in zone 8b. I have my plants in all day sun. I do have to water if we don't get any rain for a month but they really don't require or want constant water. Soil type is red clay that I have added compost on the top of the soil.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 30, 2016 4:04 PM CST
Oh... Not droughty like my house...
You should be able to plant anything but rosemary or other sand loving plants.
If I had red clay and Mississippi rain... I'd plant louisiana iris... And Lotus.

Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 3, 2016 6:26 AM CST
Over the weekend.... I walked around looking at the plants that I can barely keep alive... Perfect plants for your location...

Flowering ginger, curcuma, canna, swamp hibiscus, coastal hibiscus, apostle lily (crinum),  milkweed... Try tropical milkweed and swamp milkweed.... ruellia brittonia, button bush, blueberry, tibouchina.

Let me think a bit more... I bet I can totally add to this list... Mississippi rainfall is totally something amazing.... A buddy used to call the place 'missus slippy'.
One time... I pitched a teepee that evening, and after it rained all night, my teepee was on an island in the middle of a lake.... And.... You shoulda seen the people with tents underwater!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 5, 2016 2:30 PM CST
sallysmom said:I am about 150 miles from the MS Gulf Coast and in zone 8b. I have my plants in all day sun. I do have to water if we don't get any rain for a month but they really don't require or want constant water. Soil type is red clay that I have added compost on the top of the soil.

Sorry... I meant where was the original poster gardening....
Makes a huge difference as to what she can grow....

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