Sun/Shade - Knowledgebase Question

East Lansing, Mi
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Question by amyheeschen
August 22, 2010
Our garden in front of our house gets full sun in the spring/early summer until our sycamore gets all its leaves in July, then it only gets late afternoon/evening sun, so my perennials that require full sun do not flourish in the later part of summer. My question is whether I should consider that area part sun and plant accordingly? Will shade plants be ok there in the early summer with full sun

Answer from NGA
August 22, 2010
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. 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. Best wishes with your garden!

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