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Choosing Annuals for Full Shade

Need shade in the hot afternoons. Tolerate more sun if kept well watered. Colors vibrant with afternoon shade. East, bright North, shaded West and South.

Impatiens: Great selection of varieties, good for acidic soil.
Lobelia Upright: blue, red, white, purple
Pansy: Keep dead blooms picked off
Begonia, Fibrous: Red, pink, white, mixed blooms, also variegated foliage
Thunbergia (Black-Eyed Susan): Vine, bright flowers with afternoon shade
Nasturtiums: Lots of water and feed, use flowers in salads, they are edible
Cuphea (Cigar Plant): Bloom summer and fall
Chenille: Red tassels bloom continuously, some shade in summer, good house plant.
Brachyscome: Blue daisy-like flower, short plant in Moss Baskets with shade loving plants – fun and different, may need water 1-2 times a day, especially if it is windy.
Geraniums, Ivy: Most do best in partial shade

Full Shade Hanging Baskets, Patio Containers, and Window Boxes

These plants need shade from summer sun. No more than 4 hours of direct sun, many of them can be a great house plant. They do well on the East or North side of a house. Under a deck or a tree is an excellent place for them to grow.

Fuchsia: Keep fed, moist, and out of wind
Impatiens: Double, variegated, regular bedding type
Browallia: Good blue color, semi upright
Begonias Tuberous: big colorful flowers, keep out of wind
Coleus: Grown for colorful leaf, good house plant
Colocasias or Alocasias: great for containers and houseplant use.

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