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weagle99
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Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
Shady spot early and later in the day. I have knockout roses there now but they haven’t done well so I am wanting to replace them.

Thanks in advance!


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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
Azaleas


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Geauxld Finger
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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
Frost proof gardenia


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LSU0358
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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
How many hours of sun? 5 to 6? Honestly if that's the case knock roses where my first suggestion. Have you thinned the roses out during the fall/winter? Have you hit them with any fertilizer?


weagle99
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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
Thanks everyone. My guess is the spot is getting about 3-4 hrs full sun.

I haven’t used fertilizer. They look spindly and aren’t throwing off any blooms right now.


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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
Yesterday today and tomorrow (brunfelsia)
Azaleas
Camellia sassanqua
Camellia japonica


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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
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Thanks everyone. My guess is the spot is getting about 3-4 hrs full sun. I haven’t used fertilizer. They look spindly and aren’t throwing off any blooms right now.

3 to 4 hours of midday sun would be considered “partial shade” so look for plants in that category. Knockout roes need 8 hours of full sun to put on a flowering show, I would guess your roses were tall and spindly.

You want evergreen woody shrubs, herbaceous perennials, ....? That would help to narrow down choices. Conservation Piece azalea is an LSU AgCenter Superplant that blooms 2 to 3 times a year - spring and fall. Certain varieties of hydrangea could be considered, perhaps Penny Mac or Limelight (again both AgCenter Superplants)


weagle99
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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
Good thoughts. I am liking the gardenia advice since I already have a bunch of hydrangeas.

Thanks again everyone! Very helpful board.


CrawDude
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I am liking the gardenia advice


Frostproof Gardenia is also a LSU AgCenter Superplant, just remember they like “acidic” soil.


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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
Watch the Brunfelsia if you have pets or small children. It’s a member of the nightshade family and highly poisonous. Nice blooming plant for the conditions you described and the flowers actually change colors.


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bbvdd
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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
do you want s shrub there year around or do you care if it dies off in the winter only to come back in the spring?

I was going to suggest a peonies.


weagle99
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re: Recommendations for a flowering perennial in a spot with mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun?
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do you want s shrub


Not really, looking for flowers that come back each year. But the peonies look nice.
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Not really, looking for flowers that come back each year. But the peonies look nice.

Peonies are lovely, but they hate heat. You won't get them to thrive or flower in climate zone 8b or hotter; ie, they'll do okay in DC & northward, but not in the coastal lowland south.

If you don't want shrubs, consider old fashioned shasta daisies. They multiply readily, put on a big show of blooms in late spring/early summer, are drought tolerant, shade tolerant, and pretty indestructible once established. I had a patch that bloomed & multiplied in the shade underneath a mature water oak tree.

If you live where it's cool enough for peonies, also consider hostas, lily of the valley, and bleeding heart.


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