Sun/Shade - Knowledgebase Question

East Lansing, Mi
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


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Answer from NGA
August 22, 2010

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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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