sun cover - Knowledgebase Question

clifton park, Ne
Question by nenoo
March 13, 2010
when the label says full/partial/or shade, what percentage of the time is that cover for? Like: for full sun, can that be for only a few hours? or does that need to be all day?

Answer from NGA
March 13, 2010


It can be difficult to describe exposure to sunshine. Full sun generally means 8 hours of direct sunshine each day. Part sun can mean morning sun and afternoon shade or morning shade and afternoon sun. Generally 4 hours of direct sunshine will meet that requirment. Partial shade generally means dappled shade (such as you'd find in the shade of a tree) to full morning sun but with shade from the hot afternoon sunshine. Some plants are really picky about exposure to sun and others adapt very easily. It just depends on the plant. Hope this clarifies things for you!

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