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Several varieties have a preference for being more shaded than sun-drenched. These varieties are most content receiving 2 to 4 hours of direct (weaker) sunlight—in the morning sun of an Northern or Eastern exposure, or a late Western exposure—after 3pm in the Summer. These cultivars are almost always most contented to sit in the dappled shade of spreading oaks, etc., provided the canopy has some holes and isn’t solidly overgrown and, providing there’s decent drainage:
King of Siam (Dreadlocks’ shade-loving first cousin)
Mrs. Iceton & yellow Mrs. Iceton
Petra & yellow Petra**
Reliance or Willie
Victoria Golden Bells
*Eburneum along with her 2 ‘sisters’: yellow/green Tamara and the white Lucia.
**Petra & yellow Petra while they CAN take lots of sun, leaf definition is more pronounced when shade-grown.