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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
May 2, 2013 9:15 AM CST
Which annuals do well in shade?
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Name: Jewell
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Jewell
May 5, 2013 4:47 PM CST
Impatiens are my perennial favorite for annuals in my climate.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
May 5, 2013 5:04 PM CST
I have always used a lot of impatiens but with the disease running rampant in them, this year I am going to

Use begonias and foliage plants like Coleus and Coral Bells (Heuchera) for color.

The thread "Impatiens disease across America" in All Things Gardening forum



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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 5, 2013 6:48 PM CST
I saw some red-on-red wax begonias today. I liked them a lot, but talked myself out of an impulse purchase...for once. Hilarious!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 5, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Begonias - wax, tuberous, etc.
New Guinea impatiens (not susceptible to downey mildew)
balsam
coleus
torenia
lobelia
caladium
hypoestrum
nicotiana

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Name: Alex Volker
Ames, IA (Zone 5a)
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cherokeealex
May 6, 2013 12:43 PM CST
Most Coleus do really well in shade.
Name: Bev
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webesemps
May 8, 2013 4:39 PM CST
Do coleus stand up in 80-90 degree heat? are there more heat tolerant shade coleus?
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kqcrna
May 8, 2013 5:33 PM CST
In my experience coleus love heat and humidity. Only certain ones will tolerate hot sun though.

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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 26, 2013 11:53 AM CST
Some of my favorite plants I use for containers that do well in shade are yellow shrimp plant, cassandra plant, Mona lavender, fuschia gartenmeister, begonia bonfire, elephant ears, rex begonia vine, begonia sparks will fly, cuphea, coleus, jenny, purple oxalis, ferns, evolvus, datura, silver sage plant. They have all fared well in my hot humid summers.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 26, 2013 12:42 PM CST
Thanks for sharing Susan. I got some good suggestions from your list. Smiling
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
May 26, 2013 3:13 PM CST
I did too!
Thanks.
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gardenersdetective
May 26, 2013 7:02 PM CST
I like to attract the hummers and once the trees grew & turned my sun garden into shade I was on the lookout for plants that would draw in the humming birds. The gartenmeister, Mona Lavender, cuphea and coleus all do that.
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webesemps
May 26, 2013 11:07 PM CST
Me, I was just trying to figure out what to do with an outdoor brick wall shower that came with the house I just bought. Mostly shade and just wide enough to fit in a horse trough to put ferns, laminum, huercheras, hellebore and hosta in. Don't know whether there's anything remotely interesting to the hummingbirds here... Blinking
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
May 27, 2013 7:11 AM CST
They may visit the hosta in bloom.
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gardenersdetective
Jun 2, 2013 3:16 PM CST
Begonia 'sparks will fly' was new this year and I was really happy to see it at my local farmer's market.
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I liked it so much I ordered more online from Burpee
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Here they are planted together & starting to bloom. Love the flower color. The underside of the foliage is purple.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 2, 2013 4:17 PM CST
Is it a tuberous one or the fibrous kind?
Looks pretty!
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Jun 2, 2013 4:24 PM CST
CarolineScott said:Is it a tuberous one or the fibrous kind?
Looks pretty!

Begonia x hybrida
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 2, 2013 4:30 PM CST
I'll have to look them up as I am not sure what that means?
Hybrid between the two types or hybrid of two tuberous? or two fibrous?
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Jun 2, 2013 4:43 PM CST
Here is the cuphea in the shade. Does much better than I expected.
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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Jun 2, 2013 4:49 PM CST
Here is the fushia gartenmeister
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Begonia bonfire
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Yellow shrimp with cassandra
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