How much sun?!!

davidhay(KY)September 21, 2006

Hi,

I'm redoing the front of our house, which is the side of our garage and is North-West facing. In the Summer the sun comes around over the house, and I believe it gets sun after around 2pm (less as we move into fall).

I'd like to put 5 hibiscus in there - 2 Lady Baltimores, 2 Blue Rivers and one other, but am a little worried about the "full sun" label on them.

Any thoughts/experiences?

thanks!

David

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rjj1(Norman OK Zone7)

Hi David

Full sun means sun hitting the leaves from sunrise to sunset. I have one rose of sharon that only gets about 4 hours a day and is wimpy and rarely blooms. The others get no shade until a few hours before sunset and they crank out the blooms.

Bottom line is they will bloom, but not the way they would if properly placed in the landscape.

randy

    Bookmark   September 21, 2006 at 12:35PM
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davidhay(KY)

Can I ask which 4 hours it gets in the day? I'm hoping that getting the full afternoon sun, and for around 6 hours, they might be ok?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2006 at 12:45PM
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rjj1(Norman OK Zone7)

It gets morning sun. Sun is sun, you will just have the built up heat of the day in the afternoon. That doesn't translate into light.

randy

    Bookmark   September 21, 2006 at 7:39PM
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