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Advice on full sun plantings

Posted by moonie_57 8 NC (My Page) on
Mon, May 8, 06 at 22:41

I'm interested in both flowering and non-flowering plants that can tolerate the hot summer sun all day, every day. Funny that things I have seen grown in the tropics don't seem to do so well in the full sun here. Must have to do with years of building tolerance maybe?


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RE: Advice on full sun plantings

These are the tropical type plants that I have planted in full sun:

Cannas
Ginger lilies
Banana
Elephant Ears
Crinium
Bird of Paradise - amazingly it is coming back from last year and I left it out all winter

I am just now starting with a couple of palms, Windmill and Mexican Fan. Don't know how they will do so I planted some in full sun and some in morning sun/afternoon shade.


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RE: Advice on full sun plantings

I'm planning a lot of Mexican Sunflower. It's not exactly tropical, but it's supposed to love the heat of summer and will go well with the hot colors of my tropical bed!


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