15 Landscape Crops With Low Water Needs: Perfect for High-Light Production

Knowing which plants can tolerate high light levels can be a big help to growers with very high light levels or high sidewalls on the greenhouse where hanging baskets can be at risk of sunburn during the spring months. Proven Winners® offers a list of high-light-tolerant plants cross referenced with plants that tolerate lower water conditions, since some times the two issues can go hand in hand. Often problems with high light and scorching or sunburn can be more of an issue when greenhouse temperatures are still cool in spring. The plants are getting lots of energy from the light but are not growing quickly enough to use it all. The result is a yellowing of foliage or crisping of the leaf. The plants in this month’s list are both those that can stand these brighter conditions and prefer a slightly drier soil mix or landscape situation.