My house is on a mountainside on the west side of the valley. The front of the house faces the mountain and I want to plant perennials there. This area is in shade until about 2pm, at which time the sun blasts it, then goes behind the mountain around 5pm.
This is actually a very small area, maybe 6 feet long. I've planted false sunflowers there but this isn't working. They lean to look for the sun most of the day and then droop when it finally hits them.
Can anyone suggest some perennials that can handle these conditions? I would say it's a dry area but it's no trouble to water it. I have actually planted a "Korean Maple" in front of this bed but since the deer are keeping that pruned, it's not actually providing any shade.