The Q&A Archives: Plants for Shade

Question: Could I have a list of 5-10 outdoor plants (to go in a big pot, not ground) that require no sun? Help!

Answer: There are lots and lots of plants you can put in the Arizona shade; Agave desmetiana Agave geminiflora - Twin-flowered agave Agave parryi - Parry?s agave Agave vilmoriniana - Octopus agave Aloe barbadensis - Aloe ferox - Tree aloe Aloe variegata - Partridge breast aloe Aloe vera Aloe saponaria Aloe striata - Coral aloe Aqueligia chrysantha - Golden yellow columbine - Bulbine frutescens - Bulbine Calylophus hartwegii - Calylophus Cissus trifoliata - Arizona grape ivy Cuphea llavea - Bat-faced Cuphea Cycas revoluta - Sago palm Duranta - Sky flower Dasylirion longissimum - Eupatorium greggii - Mist flower Gaura lindheimeri - Gaura Harrisia bonblandii - Night blooming cereus Justicia brandegeana - Shrimp plant Justicia spicigera - Mexican Honeysuckle Justicia sonorae - Sonoran honeysuckle Lobelia laxiflora - Loose flowered lobelia Mimulus cardinalis - Monkey flower Muhlenbergia capillaris - Regal Mist Muhlenbergia lindheimeir - Autumn Glow Muhlenbergia rigens - Deer grass Oenothera stubbei - Yellow evening primrose Oenothera caespitosa - Tufted evening primrose Penstemon spp. - Penstemon Phlomis fruticosa - Jerusalem sage Plumbago scandens - White plumbago Poliomintha madrensis - Mexican rosemary mint Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'- Katie ruellia Salvia coccinea - Cherry Red Sage Salvia leucantha - Mexican bush sage Tagetes lucida - Licorice marigold Zauschneria californica v. latifolia - Hummingbird bush Zephranthes grandiflora - Pink rain lily Zephranthes sulphurea - Yellow rain lily Zephyranthes candida - White rain lily.

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