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Sep 26, 2016 11:18 AM CST
|So great to discover this site and 'meet' all of you! I'm hoping for suggestions on perennials that survive receiving only hot afternoon sun. There is irrigation- though all of my plants are thirsty for more water with this drought! |
Sep 26, 2016 1:32 PM CST
|Coneflowers and black eyed susans take a lot of sun in my zone. I have them here and they do really well.|
Sep 30, 2016 12:07 PM CST
|Where are you?|
What is your soil type?
Is this bed on the west side of the house?
A tough location...
at my previous house, I had salvia... and a picture window... I was able to enjoy the hummingbirds through the window...
I also had brugmansias in that area...
Sep 30, 2016 1:45 PM CST
|I am about 150 miles from the MS Gulf Coast and in zone 8b. I have my plants in all day sun. I do have to water if we don't get any rain for a month but they really don't require or want constant water. Soil type is red clay that I have added compost on the top of the soil.|
Sep 30, 2016 4:04 PM CST
|Oh... Not droughty like my house...|
You should be able to plant anything but rosemary or other sand loving plants.
If I had red clay and Mississippi rain... I'd plant louisiana iris... And Lotus.
Oct 3, 2016 6:26 AM CST
|Over the weekend.... I walked around looking at the plants that I can barely keep alive... Perfect plants for your location...|
Flowering ginger, curcuma, canna, swamp hibiscus, coastal hibiscus, apostle lily (crinum), milkweed... Try tropical milkweed and swamp milkweed.... ruellia brittonia, button bush, blueberry, tibouchina.
Let me think a bit more... I bet I can totally add to this list... Mississippi rainfall is totally something amazing.... A buddy used to call the place 'missus slippy'.
One time... I pitched a teepee that evening, and after it rained all night, my teepee was on an island in the middle of a lake.... And.... You shoulda seen the people with tents underwater!
Oct 5, 2016 2:30 PM CST
sallysmom said:I am about 150 miles from the MS Gulf Coast and in zone 8b. I have my plants in all day sun. I do have to water if we don't get any rain for a month but they really don't require or want constant water. Soil type is red clay that I have added compost on the top of the soil.
Sorry... I meant where was the original poster gardening....
Makes a huge difference as to what she can grow....