SproutSOS: Which plants need shade and which need sun?!

You have all the beautiful plants in the world and you know how to coordinate them in the flower bed…but should the bed be in the shade or in the light? We are here to help you! Follow this quick list of what flowers should be in light and which should be in shade.

Our first tip is one that gets overlooked often. Pay attention to the climate and area you live in. Places in the South of the United Sates have extremely hot, humid and dry summers; even though a plant is labeled a “sunlight” plant you may want to rethink or give it double the amount of water. The further North you go, the colder it gets, so be warned that leaving plants in the shade could leave them too cold! Our best advice is ask some gardener friends in the neighborhood, look over last year’s season temperature guide and make notes yourself of what does and doesn’t work.

Full Sun Border Plants

Yarrow

Shasta daisy

Coreopsis

Purple Coneflower

Blanket Flower

Russian Sage

Butterfly Weed

Lavender

Sedum

Daylily

Verbena

Bee Balm

Aster

Lamb’s Ear

Full Sun Perennials

Hens and Chicks (sempervivium)

Lamb’s Ear

Miniature Roses

Artemisia

Lavender

Dianthus

Hibiscus

Coneflower

Shasta Daisy

Full Sun Annuals

Petunia

Ageratum

Salvia

Moss rose

Sunflower

Zinnia

Marigold

Geranium

Coleus

Plants for shade

Alyssum

Astilbe

Begonia

Common Shootingstar

Coral Bells

Dropwort

Heliotrope

Impatiens

Lily-of-the-Valley

Gooseneck Loosestrife

Plantain-Lily (Hosta)

Spotted Deadnettle

Annual Shade Flowers

Alyssum

Baby Blue Eyes

Begonia

Calendula

Cleome

Fuchsia

Impatiens

Larkspur

Lobelia

Monkey-flower

Nicotiana

Pansy

Snapdragon

Wishbone Flower

Shade Perennials

Astilbe

Bee balm

Bellflowers

Bleeding-Heart

Forget-me-not

Foxglove

Hellebore

Hydrangea

Jacob’s Ladder

Lamb’s Ears

Lily-of-the-Valley

Monkshood

Primroses

Siberian Iris

Spotted Deadnettle

Violets

Happy planting!

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/full-sun-plants.htm

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