Asked on May 11, 2017

My home faces the west, so has hot sun in afternoon. What can I plant?

Debbie/Dragonfly TreasureNancy GrammAngela Ley


5 answers
  • Virginia Williams
    on May 11, 2017

    I have great luck with phlox, lavender, mums, and bee balm... columbine also grows nice...
  • Jewellmartin
    on May 11, 2017

    Okra! Really, even if that side has partial shade, you may want to plant sunflowers, desert/sere shrubs, grasses, cacti, asters, and maybe elephant ears to help add shade for other plants. You can change the environment somewhat if you paint all or part of that wall a darker color (or a sheet or two of plywood painted dark leaning against the wall) to keep some of the sunshine from reflecting back against the plants. Best wishes!
  • Angela Ley
    on May 11, 2017

    Where you live (zone) will help define what you can plant in your area.
  • Nancy Gramm
    on May 11, 2017

    Good suggestions! In my west-facing garden, I have germander and buddleia, as well as rosemary and thyme. (I know, I know! They just grow well there.) We also have sago palms and Texas sage. Oh, and honeysuckle and cross vine. Not sure how your part of Oklahoma's weather compares to central Texas but I have a feeling we're much alike. Good luck! (I'll be watching this thread. Could always use ideas.)
  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Mar 3, 2018

    Some plants I have in my all afternoon sun garden (100+ in the Summer) ~ Daylily, Marigold, Catmint, Shasta Daisy, Liatris, Red Hot Poker, Iris, Lantana, Bee Balm, Sedum, Love-lies-bleeding, Cosmos, Rosemary, Alyssum, Roses, Geraniums, Statice, Yarrow, Snow in Summer, Lambs Ear, Coreopsis, Sunflowers, Lavender, Catnip, Gaura, Buddleia, Chives, Society garlic , hollyhock, calendula, asparagus fern, African Daisy, Lemon Verbena, Cranesbill, Blue Potato Bush, Mallow, Rose of Sharon, Pittosporum...just to name a few ♥ Have fun! BTW, I'm in zone 9
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