Sunlight Damage in Texas - Knowledgebase Question

Arlington, TX (Zone 7B)
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Question by morganmanuel
May 22, 2005
I planted anmemones and gladiolus in late March. Both have bloomed, but neither has flowered. The problem is that it is now May, and the direct sunlight seems to be burning them. Do you have any suggestions for keeping them healthy until they flower?

Answer from NGA
May 22, 2005

The sun can be brutal in Texas. The gladiolus should be fine in full sun or part shade. The anemone's prefer some shade but really need to be planted much earlier to have a good chance. Just try to keep the soil moist but not soggy and hopefully the gladiolus will adjust. I don't think the anemone's will make much of a show.

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