We have included in this category the perennials that like full sun and which thrive in ordinary soil.
Full sun perennials enjoy direct exposure to the sun for at least six hours a day.
They prefer to be in the sun in the middle of the day when it's at its highest point and there are no shadows.
"Ordinary soil is moderately fertile and can be dry in the summer. We recommend regularly working the soil and improving its fertility by mulching, adding organic matter and lime if necessary."
If hoeing once is worth watering twice, then mulching is worth more than all the hoeing! Crushed garden waste, enriched with composted organic household scraps, makes excellent mulch. Furthermore, the perennials we have chosen for our full sun ordinary soil selection do not need much - or very little - watering in the summer.
If your soil dry and poor ? If so, please browse to our pages on Perennials for dry, poor soil >