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middle of NC in zone 7
smalbright1
May 2, 2018 4:24 PM CST
My backyard is in shade most of the day but gets hot afternoon sun from about 1pm til about 5pm and I'm in zone 7 in NC. What perennials plants would tolerate those conditions?
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DaisyI
May 2, 2018 5:29 PM CST
In my west facing front yard, I have Carpet Roses, various evergreen (mugo pines mostly and small growing firs), cactus Smiling , lilies, daffodils, ...I took this photo last June. Our temperatures reach 100+ in the summertime. The purple plant is a Sandcherry.

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middle of NC in zone 7
smalbright1
May 2, 2018 6:45 PM CST
Thanks so much! The SandCherry is gorgeous...I'll have to see if we can grow those here in NC....never heard of it. I love lilies....what kind do you have growing in the afternoon sun?
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
May 3, 2018 9:20 PM CST
Verbenas, Sedums, Azaleas, Phlox, Ornamental grasses, Daisies, many kinds of herbs, the list is virtually endless.
middle of NC in zone 7
smalbright1
May 3, 2018 9:42 PM CST
thanks so much
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 4, 2018 8:01 AM CST
smalbright1 said:My backyard is in shade most of the day but gets hot afternoon sun from about 1pm til about 5pm and I'm in zone 7 in NC. What perennials plants would tolerate those conditions?


Where abouts in NC?
The mountains? The coast? Inland?

Makes a lot of difference.
Soil type?
Sand?
Clay?
Clay and rock?

I think I'd try lantana and salvia.

I like the high bush lantana 'Miss Huff', it's always a photo shoot waiting to be photographed....

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But any high bush type is going to be good

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These red salvias don't just attract butterflies... Here's a hummingbird!
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Pictured is salvia coccinea, wich may or may not act like a perennial for you...
You might prefer the salvia microphylla "hot lips" which is dependably perennial and has both white and red flowers.

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Another good plant is malvaviscus arboreus... Turks cap hibiscus....



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middle of NC in zone 7
smalbright1
May 4, 2018 12:18 PM CST
Thanks for the beautiful pics and the advice. I live in the middle of NC and have clay soil. I tip my hat to you.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 5, 2018 7:09 AM CST
Ok, the plants I suggested should do good on the flat.
Seems like they might be marginal in the mountains, but where you are at... No probs.
And that clay is good stuff.... Holds nutrients and moisture.
I wonder if ginger lilies and canna wouldn't also be good choices.... Especially if the rain is allowed to run off the roof and keep that area wet...

Less effective because of short bloom time... Louisana iris, Siberian iris... But pretty when blooming. And... Joe pye weed, iron weed.

How large an area do you have there?

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