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What Do Sun and Shade Mean in the Garden?

What Do Sun and Shade Mean in the Garden?
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For example "sun – part shade" means the plant will grow best in full sun but tolerate some shade. While a tag reading "part shade – sun" would prefer less sun or maybe morning sun over hot afternoon sun.

  1. What does sun to shade mean?
  2. How do I know if my garden is sun or shade?
  3. What does full sun part shade mean?
  4. How does shade affect plant growth?
  5. How many hours of sun is shade?
  6. How many hours of sun can hostas tolerate?

What does sun to shade mean?

Generally, part sun means four to six hours of direct sun every day. Part shade sometimes means a shorter period of sunlight, but it also usually means a site that is sheltered from the intense afternoon sun. ... Shade: A site that gets four hours or less of direct sunlight a day is in shade.

How do I know if my garden is sun or shade?

To determine full sun or full shade, look at the area in the morning and mid-morning and watch throughout the day until dusk. Most full sun areas have sunlight from at least 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., while most full shade locations will get a little bit of morning sun but be shielded from it for at least six full hours.

What does full sun part shade mean?

Partial sun or partial shade

These positions are areas that get some sun during the day, but not full, uninterrupted sun. ... Many plants that need full sun can tolerate partial sun if it is only for part of the day. Plants that do best in shade may cope with partial shade if the spot is shaded for most of the day.

How does shade affect plant growth?

Plants grown in full sunlight produced more biomass, tillers and leaves, and allocated a larger proportion of their total production to roots than plants grown in shade. ... Thus, shading reduces the rate of growth, number of tillers, and ability to replace leaf area lost to herbivory for B. tectorum.

How many hours of sun is shade?

The terms partial (or part) sun and partial (or part) shade are often used interchangeably to mean four to six hours of sun exposure each day, preferably in the cooler hours of the morning.

How many hours of sun can hostas tolerate?

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

Did you know you could buy hostas for sun? Despite being called full sun hostas, these plants aren't like a coneflower or daisy that can take eight hours of intense sun.

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