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shortgardener
Abilene, TX
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8371850

I am looking for a tall forgiving plant. It will get about 4 hours of sun from 11-3. Water does not get there. I planted a philipine violet, which I loved, but our 10 degree temp killed it a couple of years ago. Any suggestions?
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2011
1:11 AM

Post #8383584

What about a Lilac, Rhododendron or Witch Hazel?
GardenGreener
Curtis, NE
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8398148

northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) if an ornamental grass is ok. i have had good luck with peegee hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata) in similar conditions with only minimal need for a sprinkler. don't try oakleaf hydrangeas though, one hour of your summer sun will do it in. as steadycam3 said, a lilac would be good too. just about any sumac should be ok.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
12:32 PM

Post #8398167

If water does not get there, what about a succulent of some kind like yucca or agave?


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