North facing flower beds. - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by jackieideson
February 7, 2011
My house faces north and I have a bed that runs under the front window that is about 3 -4 feet deep. The problem is I can't seem to get anything to grow there except on each end of the bed that gets the morning sun and the setting sun. The middle of the bed is almost bare. What can I plant that will fill in the empty space in my beds?


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Answer from NGA
February 7, 2011

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It's difficult to find plants tolerant of the summer heat and yet happy under shady conditions. You might try bedding begonias, coleus, coral bells, English daisy, ajuga (as a groundcover), duranta (a vine but happy when pruned into a shrub shape), impatiens, primrose, Schizanthus, and Pentas (star clusters). Hope this short list is helpful!

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