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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
May 30, 2017 3:50 PM CST
The text as it reads now is a contradiction (see explanation above).
In most climates, columbines grows best in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil but in warmer climates, full sun in the morning and partial shade in the afternoon is preferred.


"Full sun in the morning" is a logical impossibility half the year. "Full sun" is a term referring to 6 or more hours of direct sun a day. As I explained earlier, "direct sun" is a more apt phrasing in this context. Or perhaps simply "morning sun ... afternoon shade" would be the simplest resolution.

I suspect "partial shade in the afternoon" is also inexact because that term also refers to daily duration. "Partial shade" or "part shade" refers to 2-4 hours of sun per day (more or less). Do you mean that many hours of sun per afternoon? Or do you mean mostly shade, or filtered light, something like that?

The reason I am being so insistent is that these are specific terms which we use to describe the sun tolerances/preferences of plants in the database, so it's important that we be on the same page as to what they mean.
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Calif_Sue
May 30, 2017 6:50 PM CST

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How about "Columbines grows best in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil but in warmer climates, morning sun and afternoon shade is preferred."?
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 30, 2017 6:51 PM CST
Works for me. Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 30, 2017 6:54 PM CST

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Thumbs up and edited!

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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 8:42 AM CST
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