Sun Requirement / Partial Sun

 

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Partial Sun

Partial Sun: 3 – 6 hours of direct sunlight every day!

Determining how much sun or shade your garden receives is key when deciding to plant a new flowerbed or purchase plants. Some plants prefer full sun while others thrive in partial shade or even full shade. Partial sun is defined as a minimum of 3-6 hours of direct sunlight every day. There are at least 3 ways to determine if you have enough light in your garden to plant Partial Sun perennials, annuals or shrubs. 

1) Monitor your garden, observe the sun and shade patterns during the full day and calculate the number of direct sunlight hours each specified area of your garden received at the end of the day 
2) Get a Sun calculator, which will measure the amount of accumulated light that falls on any specific location on your property 
3) Use a Plant Sensor, which will read and analyze growing conditions in specific spots inside your home or yard, including sunlight, temperature, humidity, soil moisture and drainage.


Partial Sun Guides


A Beautiful Duo with Agave 'Blue Flame' and 'Blue Glow'

Simple but stunning, this Mediterranean duo includes two spectacular Agave hybrids. Imagine how gorgeous this duo becomes when backlit by the sun in early morning or late afternoon! 

A Beautiful Lawn Idea with Chionodoxa, Anemone Blanda & Muscari Azureum

A lovely way of 'coloring' a lawn in early-mid spring!

A Brilliant Summer Border Idea with Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Grasses

Easy to re-create in your garden, this planting is care-free and uses little water.

A Californian Retreat

Isn't this spectacular plant combination a real masterpiece with its staggering reddish rosettes of Paddle Plants (Kalanchoe Luciae) providing a strong architectural and exotic presence in this border?

A Charming Late Summer to Fall Duo: Japanese Anemones & Asters

This spectacular pair of perennials will provide weeks of joyful color in your borders from late summer to fall. A classic and vibrant mix of contrasting pink and purple for the late season perennial border. Perfect for wet soils. Deer and rabbit resistant too!

A Charming Mediterranean Flagstone Pathway

Who wouldn't want to stroll along this beautiful flagstone pathway? Interspersed with a planned wilderness of Mediterranean plants, its palette of long-lasting pastel colors includes low maintenance and water wise evergreen perennials.

A Charming Plant Combination for Shady Gardens: Candelabra Primroses, Fern and Bugle

An easy and remarkable scenery to enjoy in mid to late spring. Most plants are deer resistant and have been granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding qualities. They are all low maintenance.

A Charming Plant Combination for Shady Gardens: Hydrangea, Japanese Maple and Boxwood

Easy on the eyes, this simple and elegant plant combination is a pleasure to live with. Perfect for the shade garden, its refreshing plant palette of green and white plants provides a cooling and pleasing effect. An easy and remarkable scenery to enjoy from spring to fall. Most plants are rabbit resistant and have been granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding qualities. Enjoy!

A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Agastache and Artemisia

A lovely plant combination for a long lasting display. Easy to grow and low care, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink and blue shades that are soothing to the eye. All plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Enjoy!

A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Clematis and Artemisia

Attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer!

A Cheerful Idea For Your Early Spring Garden

Bringing color before most plants have ventured a leaf above ground, Hellebores (Helleborus) are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter. But rather than let these charming beauties bloom lonesomely in a bare patch, give them companion plants and layer your plantings for maximum drama.

A Cheerful Winter Border Idea with Hellebores and Cyclamens

Low care, Hellebores and Cyclamen are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter.

A Colorful and Low Maintenance Californian Garden

A glorious mix of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact. Blooming over a long season extending from late spring to fall, bright red and pink Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthus) cheerfully contrast with the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae) and the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata'.

A Colorful Early Spring Combination

In this deer and rabbit resistant plant combination, all plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding merits!

A Colorful Front Walk

Add splashes of color and fragrance to your path!

A Colorful Succulent Garden

This tapestry garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where the focus was laid on foliage, and blooms regarded as a bonus.

A Colorful Summer Border Idea with Hemerocallis, Hosta and Alchemilla

This plant combination includes 7 gorgeous Daylilies with different flowering seasons for a longer display. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, most plants will enchant you and your garden year after year

A Fabulous Border Idea with Primula vialii (Orchid Primrose)

Looking for an arresting border idea for your garden that would also be low care and deer resistant? You found it

A Fabulous Duo: Astrantia and Geranium

Create striking summer borders pairing the delicate presence and intriguing blossoms of Astrantia Major (Great Masterwort) with the charming, unusual double blossoms of Geranium Pratense (Cranesbill)

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Benjamin Britten' & Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Geranium 'Brookside'

Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

While the list of plants that look great when planted between and under roses is endless, Catmint (Nepeta) remains a favorite companion for roses.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Grace' & Heuchera 'Marmalade'

​Perfect for hiding the leggy stems of rose bushes, Heuchera (Coral Bells) make soft ground covers around their bases, their mounds of scalloped-edged foliage adding texture and interest to mixed borders.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'The Mayflower' and Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'

Since 'The Mayflower' is a shrub rose which repeat flowers with exceptional continuity and is rarely without flowers, you will enjoy this lovely combo for many, many weeks!