Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

North Wildwood, Ne
Question by kain211
February 8, 2011
What kind of plants can put in direct sunlight in front of my house that will last all summer and then in the evening it gets shaded too ?


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Answer from NGA
February 8, 2011

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Some of the best plants to consider for the area are those that appear on the drought tolerant list of plants from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. These are drought tolerant plants that do well in dry soils, in full sunshine. Here are some to consider: Shrubs: Aesculus parviflora (Bottlebrush buckeye), Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry), Aronia arbutifolia (Chokeberry), Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Bluemist', Clandon bluebeard, Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey tea) Chaenomeles x superba (Flowering quince), Cornus racemosa (Gray dogwood), Corylus americana (American filbert), Coylus avellana 'Contorta' (Harry Lauder's walking stick) Cotinus coggygria (Smokebush Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'), Hamamelis virginiana (Witch-hazel), Hydrangea paniculata (Panicle hydrangea), Itea virginica (Virginia sweetspire), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Lespedeza thunbergii (Bush clover), Myrica pensylvanica (Bayberry), Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage), Philadelphus coronarius (Mockorange), Prunus maritima (Beach plum), Rhus copallinum (Shining sumac), Rosa rugosa, Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender cotton), Symphoricarpos albus (Common snowberry), Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (Coralberry) Syringa (Lilac), Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush blueberry), Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood Viburnum). Perennials: Achillea cultivars (Garden yarrow), Agastache foeniculum (Anise hyssop), Amsonia hubrichtii (Bluestar), Anemone, Armeria maritima (Sea thrift), Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed), Asters (many species), Baptisia australis (False blue indigo), Chrysanthemum cultivars, Coreopsis species, Dianthus species, Diascia rigescens, Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower), Echinops bannaticus (Globe), Eryngium bourgatii (Sea holly), Euphorbia species, Gaillardia (Blanket flowers), Gaura lindheimeri, Hemerocallis (Daylilies), Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft), Kniphofia (Torch flowers, red-hot pokers), Liatris (Blazing stars, gayfeathers), Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion), Nepeta (Catmint), Oenothera (Evening primroses), Origanum laevigatum (Ornamental and culinary oregano) Penstemon, Phlox, Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant), Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque flower), Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan), Salvia, Sages and Sedums. Best wishes with your garden!

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