New garden and seasonally changing sunlight


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I'm starting a new flower perennial garden in area that receives widely varying sunlight levels throughout the seasons. Early in the spring, some sunlight shines through the bare trees. When the sun rises above the treeline during mid May, June, and July, the area receives 5 - 6 hours of sun. By September the spot is shady as the sun dips back below the fully leaved treeline.

Will full sun perennials do okay in this spot or should I opt for partial sun plants? I'm worried that plants that like some shade will get burned during the sunnier months while full sun plants won't get enough sun at the end of summer.
 
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Welcome ejacob. :) It would help if you put your state or area in your avatar box please. That will give us an idea on your climate for future reference.

Most herbaceous perennials will be fine in full sun but that depends a little on your summer temperatures. Springtime isn't an issue for them as they are only just starting into life at that point. Many shrubs should also be okay unless they need a fully shaded area. Any plant that is stated as needing partial shade I personally would try in full sun as they will get a break each end of the day. It's a case of trial and error, as gardeners we have to take chances and if a plant seems to be suffering then it can be moved.
 

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