From:austin, TX Region: Southwest Topic: Shade Tolerant Title: Central Texas plants for dry partial shade Answered by: Nan Hampton
I live in Austin Texas. My front garden area has rocky dry soil with intermittent sunlight and shade, maybe 2 to 4 hours of sunlight a day. Herbs do great. What perennial flowers (for some color) will work? I (of course) am looking for maximum bloom time. I am also open to other suggestions to spice up the garden (perhaps something that is not a flower). Also, my friend has given me some iris to plant. She doesn't know what specific type they are but grew them in dry conditions in Concord Oregon with sporadic sun and said they did well. Is it possible they could work in the space I mentioned above?
Below are some suggestions for Central Texas plants that will do well in dry, partial shade:
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