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.