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Gilbert, Ar
Question by courtbickmo
March 2, 2009
Many of the plants sold at The Home Depot have incorrect information on care for the Arizona Zone 8 environment. Can you add to the Plant Libaray Information the best location to plant? For example, morning sun and afternoon shade or full sun or part sun to full shade.

Answer from NGA
March 2, 2009


Having personal experience with trial and error in the Phoenix area, I agree with your observations! The safest thing is to plant exotics (anything not native to Arizona) in a site that is protected from hot afternoon sunshine during June, July and August. If a plant tag says full sun, unless it is a palm, citrus, rose, or other heat lover, I give it morning sun and afternoon shade. This holds true for hibiscus, bird of paradise, gardenia, etc. Hope this helps!

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