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hot sun location #710902

Asked August 08, 2020, 10:04 AM EDT

My house sits on E-W axis. I have the side/driveway side of my house/plot about 5x15x/hot hot sun and alum siding on house. Too hot for most perennials I've tried. I'm thinking about cactus. will it grow tall in Md? How many could a space that size hold?

Prince George's County Maryland

Expert Response

The Eastern prickly-pear cactus is native to Maryland and grows about 1 foot tall. It spreads, so you can space the plants and they will fill in. See:  It flowers and attracts butterflies.  

You also may have success with sedums, which come in many sizes and color from groundcovers to about 1 foot. 


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