Best Perennials in Sunny Location - Knowledgebase Question

Myrtle Beach, SC
Question by chanteleack
June 19, 2007
I have a nice area roughly 15 feet by 15 feet, that I have been trying to plant flowers in. The area is in a very sunny location, it receives about 8-9 hours of direct hot sunlight everyday, with very little rain. What are some good plants to place in this spot? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Chantele


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Answer from NGA
June 19, 2007

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Look for rock garden plants...they love hot, dry locations: Armeria maritima (thrift), Achillea tomentosa, Anemone pulsatilla (Pasqueflower), Antennaria dioica (pussytoes), Arabis (rockcress), Sempervivum, Sedum, Phlox, Iris, Iberis sempervirens, Campanula, and Dianthus for starters!

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