What plants to use?


I have a pond area that has no shade. We bought plants that say they love sunshine with no shade required. Calla lilies, hibiscus etc. The hibiscus is thriving but all other flowers died. They were given proper watering and food but nothing helped. What would be the ideal flowers, that will bloom red, should I use in this area?? Help please!!

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  • Lorraine Lorraine on Jul 21, 2018
    Papyrus? Fortnight lilly’s, Cannas, day Lilly’s

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 21, 2018
    Zinnias, Cosmos, Crocrosima, Bee Balm, Lantana, Nasturiums, Pineapple sage, Echinacea. Were the plants mulched, to retain moisture? Did you want plants that would bloom in the pond, rather than near the pond? Could it be that the plants sustained too much hunidity, being near the pond? His has been a terrifically hot summer, and plants that would normally survive overhead watering were sun scalded and died. Horticulture specialists advised watering at ground level, and plants came back to life.

  • Elaine Elaine on Jul 21, 2018
    Do a soil test with your county Agricultural Extension Office and you’ll know what you can grow or what you will need to do to your soil

  • OceeB OceeB on Jul 21, 2018


    Wildflower seed native too your area also