Does Sweet Tea like some sun?

hostas_for_barb(6b Ontario)August 10, 2014

Here is my Sweet Tea. I think she looks better in the photo than in person. About three years old. What is wrong? Does she like lots of sun?

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flower_frenzy(8a)

I have mine in sun until about 11:30 a.m. It's a lot oranger than yours. Do you have yours in any sun at all? Yours looks like it's growing well enough. Is it the color that you're concerned with?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:37AM
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hostas_for_barb(6b Ontario)

Yes, I guess it is the colour. It is big enough but somehow just always looks droopy and dry. It is in what I call open shade. Maybe a move is in order.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 7:47AM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Well, I'd be happy if my sweet tea looked as bushy as this one does! :) (just so you know)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 7:49AM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

I'm not sure where you reside, but some morning sun might do the trick to improve the color.

Here's a picture of my 'Sweet Tea' that's planted in sun until 11:30 a.m. As you can see, it greens up during the summer months. The pic was taken this morning.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:07PM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

Here is a picture of the same plant taken in early June.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:08PM
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hostas_for_barb(6b Ontario)

Flower, yours looks perky and happy in June. That is what I would like to see. I don't think I have a location that just gets morning sun. Will have to figure something out.

dbarron: It is bushy but you somehow just know when a plant is healthy and happy and this one just is not. I would like better colour and more upright leaves. I really think a new location is in order.

Thanks for your input.

Barb

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 9:40PM
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