North garden w/ AM shade, PM sun: full sun or partial shade?
I'd like to plant a garden in front of my house, which faces almost due North. In the late spring and throughout the summer, the whole area is in the shade until about noon, and then the hot afternoon sun hits the area pretty much until the sun goes down. I understand this can be a tricky area, so I'm not sure if I should be shopping for full sun perennials or partial shade perennials.
I'd like to do a dark purple/blue/white theme of mostly perennials and would especially love to try salvia and a white hydrangea. Can anyone tell me if I should stick to the full sun plants or if I should try the partial shade? Thank you!