Full Sun - The Best Plants to Grow in Your Garden
Gardens with full sun exposure offer great opportunities for a vibrant selection of plants. If your garden receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day, here are some of the best plants to consider:
- Daylilies (Hemerocallis): Renowned for their ease of care and variety of colors, these perennials love full sun. Each flower only lasts a day, but each stem usually carries multiple buds.
- Lavender (Lavandula): With their fragrant purple blooms and silvery foliage, lavenders are a sun-loving favorite. They’re also drought-tolerant, making them suitable for dry, sunny areas.
- Coneflowers (Echinacea): These hardy perennials come in an array of colors, attract butterflies, and are drought-tolerant. They’re also excellent for cut flowers.
- Sunflowers (Helianthus): As their name suggests, sunflowers adore sunlight. From dwarf varieties to towering giants, there’s a sunflower to fit every garden.
- Roses: Many rose varieties require full sun to produce their stunning blooms. Consider hybrid teas, floribundas, or climbers depending on your garden design.
- Salvias (Salvia): Salvias, particularly the perennial types, are great for full sun. They produce beautiful, long-lasting spikes of flowers.
- Zinnias: Easy to grow from seed, zinnias are sun-loving annuals that bring vibrant color to the summer garden.
- Sedums: These succulents thrive in challenging dry and sunny conditions. Autumn Joy is a popular variety, providing late summer to fall color.
- Ornamental Grasses: Many grasses such as switchgrass, fountain grass, and feather reed grass love full sun.
Remember, even sun-loving plants need well-draining soil and adequate water, especially while establishing. With these plants in your garden, you can enjoy a stunning display of color and foliage under the bright sun.