Plant Recommendations

Plants for Full Sun

Patricia Simpson added on September 15, 2016 | Answered

I cut down a pine tree and am trying to grow flowering plants in that area. It gets about 7-8 hours of full sun, and acidic soil on west side of house that is watered well. I have a hydrangea there so I need to know what plants I can put there en masse. Any ideas? I thought of Campanula bellflowers but don't want to deadhead this large an area, gardenias but don't have the room to grow inside. Azealas but it is full sun. I cannot think of anything to do so any suggestions you can give me would be appreciated.

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Answered on September 16, 2016

Here is a list of acid-loving plants that will give you some ideas:

Of the plants on this list, rhododendrons enjoy acidic soil and can grow in either sun or shade, although some varieties, including dwarf rhododendrons and those with small leaves, do better in sun that other varieties. The trees on the list should also do well. Many begonias prefer acidic soil and a sunny spot, but this depends on the specific variety.

Blueberries prefer quite acidic soil and also can grow in full sun or partial shade.

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