Planting in Full Sun - Knowledgebase Question

Chesapeake, VA
Question by liligayle
April 25, 2007
The front of my house gets full, blazing sun from very early in the morning until sunset. What can I plant that will stand up to that kind of light and heat and not burn?


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Answer from NGA
April 25, 2007

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Here's a list of perennials known to flourish in hot, dry places:
Perennials for Hot and Dry Sites
Yarrow?Achillea spp.
Wall Cress?Arabis caucasica
Sea Thrift?Armeria maritima
Silver Mound Artemisia?Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'
Silver King Artemisia?Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King'
Butterfly Weed?Asclepias tuberosa
Basket-of-Gold?Aurinia saxatilis
False Indigo?Baptisia australis
Mountain Bluet?Centaurea montana
Coreopsis?Coreopsis spp.
Globe Thistle?Echinops ritro
Coneflower?Echinacea purpurea
Sea Holly?Eryngium amethystinum
Blanketflower?Gaillardia x grandiflora
Daylily?Hemerocallis spp.
Candytuft?Iberis sempervirens
Red Hot Poker?Kniphofia hybrids
Blazing Star?Liatris spp.
Maltese Cross?Lychnis chalcedonica
Primrose?Oenothera spp.
Russian Sage?Perovskia atriplicifolia
Orange Coneflower?Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii
Rock Soapwort?Saponaria ocymoides
Stonecrop?Sedum spp.
Lamb's Ear?Stachys byzantina
Veronica?Veronica spp.

Good luck with your colorful new garden!

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