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foliage plant for the sun

Posted by finchelover 5b-6 (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 12 at 14:52

I would like a prenneial foliage plant I can use in the sun


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RE: foliage plant for the sun

Hi - You could try artemesia,silver grey!
Goodluck, Mistee


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RE: foliage plant for the sun

Kind of a vague question. What kind of height are you looking for? Color of foliage? Many plants have variegated forms available.


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RE: foliage plant for the sun

Purpleinopp: I don't want a bush but something short to medium height I was admiring a Bruennera[sp] but that needs shade


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RE: foliage plant for the sun

Dwarf cannas

Dwarf bananas, tho most get 5' or more

Some dwarf alocasia, California being a very good choice but there are a few others, many will not get big the first year year, odora, portadora,Yucatan princess, Zulu mask Mayan mask, but will get big in the future.

Some colocasia can handle full sun and stay reasonable small too
Kona coffee, black coral, pineapple princess, blue Hawaii, and many more.

Sorry I'm not more help I like BIG foliage plants!


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RE: foliage plant for the sun

You might like Sedums. The roundish leaves are usually interesting shades of purple and blue. Maybe an interesting-looking grass. Yarrow? Dusty miller, Artemesia, Lychnis.

This post was edited by purpleinopp on Wed, May 22, 13 at 15:14


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RE: foliage plant for the sun

Did you find any good plants this year, Finch?


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RE: foliage plant for the sun

Euphorbia and sedum varieties work in my dry sunny areas. I have a hibiscus with dark reddish, purple leaves( cannot recall the name) that does well in a moist ,sunny area. There are a few perennial hibiscus that have dark leaves. Casttor bean(ricinus) has large, deeply lobed leaves in red and purples.


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