HOW MUCH SUN - Knowledgebase Question

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?

Answer from NGA
June 24, 2007


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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