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  1. #1
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    Default Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Anyone know of good partial shade plants for the bees? I have a number of varieties going now, which all seem to prefer full sun. Any that really do best in a mix of sun and shade? Say, 2-3 hours of direct sunlight per day?

    Thanks,

    Adam

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Raspberries, but they won't do as well as in sunnier areas.

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Seen bees on some of our hosta's
    Dan

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Check on the different varieties of Clethras. I believe they tolerate even full shade but do prefer partial sun/shade. I also believe there are different Abelias for partial shade.

    Later, John

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Okay, I've got raspberries and hostas already. I'll check out Clethras and Abelias.

    Thanks,

    Adam

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Astilbe will bloom profusely in shade. It is the king of the gloomy darkness. A little sun wll even improve the bloom.

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Do the bees pay much attention to Astilbe?

    Adam

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    Adam,
    What is your minimum low temperature in the winter?

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    Default Re: Partial Shade Plants for Honeybees

    With all those blossoms in at least three colors, I would think so.

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