HOW MUCH SUN - Knowledgebase Question

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Question by SUMERBREEZE1
June 24, 2007
When buying perennials and it says that it needs sun, how much sun does that mean. The area I am dealing with has total sun till noon and then it gets shady from the trees so there is like filtered sun for a few more hours and then after 3pm it is total shade.
And the same for tomato plants how many hours of sun do they need?


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Answer from NGA
June 24, 2007

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When a plant tag says full sun, it generally means 6-8 hours of sunshine each day. The area you describe should work for most sun to part-sun loving plants.

Tomatoes require at least 8 hours of full sunshine each day so find the sunniest spot you can for them.

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