Plants for sunny/shady areas - Knowledgebase Question

west Chicago, Il
Question by jkarnes1
January 17, 2009
What is the difference between plants suitable for shade areas vs sunny and shade areas?

Answer from NGA
January 17, 2009


Shade loving plants generally will not tolerate summer sunshine, even for a short time. If you have a site that is in complete shade, consider planting shade lovers such as hostas or pulmonaria. Plants suitable for part sun and part shade are those that will do best with morning sun and afternoon shade (or shade during the hottest part of the day). They need a few hours of sun to perform best, but cannot tolerate hot afternoon summer sunshine. Bleeding heart, columbine, primrose and anemone are good choices for morning sun and afternoon shade. Hope this clarifies things for you.

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