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On May 1st, 2019

Sun or shade? It makes a difference

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One of the keys to choosing the right plants for your garden is knowing your light conditions. Use this guide from LSU AgCenter to help determine yours:

  • Full sun: eight or more hours of direct sun per day.
  • Part sun: about four to six hours of afternoon sun per day.
  • Part shade: about four hours of direct sun in the morning.
  • Shade: about two hours of direct morning sunlight or dappled light throughout the day.

Now that you know your conditions, here’s a list of some of the most popular bedding plants:

Sun to part sun:

  • Angelonia
  • Marigold
  • Zinnia
  • Pentas
  • Periwinkle
  • Sweet potato vine

Part shade to shade:

  • Impatiens
  • Begonia
  • Caladium
  • Torenia
  • New Guinea impatiens

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