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Maintaining Plant Continuity With Different Growing Conditions

Plants For Shade vs. Sun



The backside of the Inn is completely different and in completely different conditions. IT'S IN THE SHADE. But they're trying to maintain continuity, even though it's full shade and with no irrigation. A tough challenge. To accomplish this they may change the species. Whereas in the front of the building they have annual Vinca with white flowers of a certain size, here instead they use a plant that wouldn't take bright sunlight, yet does well in the shade. That plant is Impatiens hawkeri New Guinea Impatiens. Same color flower, same flower size. They also bring in Angelonia, which is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, whether full sunlight, shade, dry or on the damp side, this plant can be used in both locations to tie it all together. They also have some of the same perennial species here so that continuity is kept. An example is the Echinacea Purple coneflower.

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