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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 23, 2016 11:32 AM CST
A few years ago wanting more color in my Arizona garden I purchased a six-pack of Coleus. I put them in pots which were kept in the filtered shade of a large Mesquite tree. I found they grew very well in our heat and in the filtered shade. Before long I had many pots of these colorful plants that greatly brightened up a shady area and added fall color to an area that has little of that. They are easily rooted from cuttings which I take each fall as they will not survive cold temps, even those that we have in a desert climate. A wonderful easy to grow shade plant. Thumbs up

" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Jan 23, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Linda, they are really beautiful, what a great selection you have, all are gorgeous! Thumbs up I have Coleus envy, I cannot grow them here as it is too cold at night even in mid summer! Crying
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 23, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Thank You! Margaret. Might work for you inside by a window. Confused
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Jan 23, 2016 12:40 PM CST
I don't think so Linda, they would be too hot in summer and too cold in winter! Glare

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