planting - Knowledgebase Question

Southbridge, Ma
Question by sharonshilin
April 9, 2007
what plants grow best in direct sun?


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Answer from NGA
April 9, 2007

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There are literally hundreds of sun loving perennials! Here's a partial list:

Multicolor Perennials :

Alstroemeria, Lily of Peru
Aster, Michaelmas Daisy
Astilbe, Garden Spirea
Balloon Flower
Baptisia, False Indigo, Wild Indigo
Bergamot, Bee Balm, Oswego Tea
Chrysanthemum
Columbine
Daylily
Garden Phlox
Iris
Peony
Poppy
Yarrow

Pink to Fuchsia Perennials :

Anemone, Japanese
Butterfly Weed, Milkweed
Physostegia, Obedient Plant

White to Green Perennials :

Boltonia
Gaura
Goat's Beard, Wild Spirea
Hosta, Plantain Lily
Liatris, Blazingstar, Gayfeather

Green Perennials :

Ferns

Blue to Purple Perennials :

Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile
Amsonia, Bluestar
Campanula, Bellflower
Cardinal Flower
Coneflower, Purple
Globe Thistle
Salvia, Meadow Sage

Yellow to Orange Perennials :

Coreopsis (Perennial)
Foxglove
Helenium, Sneezeweed
Ligularia

Perennial Grasses and Foliage :

Artemisia, Wormwood
Grasses, Ornamental

Full Sun Perennials :

Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile
Artemisia, Wormwood
Aster, Michaelmas Daisy
Bergamot, Bee Balm, Oswego Tea
Boltonia
Butterfly Weed, Milkweed
Chrysanthemum
Coneflower, Purple
Coreopsis (Perennial)
Gaura
Grasses, Ornamental
Helenium, Sneezeweed
Iris
Liatris, Blazingstar, Gayfeather
Physostegia, Obedient Plant
Poppy
Salvia, Meadow Sage

Best wishes with your sunny garden!

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