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flowers that need shade but can handle afternoon heat

Zone zone 4 | Anonymous added on April 7, 2016 | Answered

I have a spot that is shady in the morning and part of afternoon, but after 4 p.m. here is Colorado, it gets very hot. What kind of flowers can I get?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 11, 2016

Sounds like you are looking for dry shade plants. Here is an article listing many such plants:
I do know that some of the varieties listed in this article such as vinca minor, snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils are appropriate for your planting zone.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/xeriscape/xeriscape-shade-plants-plants-for-dry-shade.htm

In my research I also came across the "cleome" which is for your plant hardiness zone (4-11), shade tolerant and heat tolerant. For more information go here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/cleome/growing-cleomes.htm

Here are some articles about shade tolerant plants:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/shade-tolerant-flowers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/finding-a-shade-loving-plant.htm

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