Would A Daphne Grow In Morning Shade And Afternoon Sun?

Q: Would a daphne grow in morning shade and afternoon sun? 

A: Conventional wisdom says that daphne grows best in morning sun with shade in the afternoon, particularly in the southern United States. But one daphne in my neighborhood does not read horticultural literature. It is growing very well in practically all day sunshine and in soil that looks to be completely full of red clay. If you want a daphne in a spot with morning shade and afternoon sunshine, my advice is to loosen the soil in a wide area, plant the daphne in the middle, pay attention to watering in summertime, and see what happens.