window boxes - Knowledgebase Question

Cleveland, Ge
Question by gloryk2000
February 16, 2009
could you please give me ideas for planting my window boxes with things that grow well in the shade? Thanks.

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2009


You can have lots of color in your window boxes! Here are a few plants to consider:
Annuals: begonia, coleus, impatiens, forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica), pansy (Viola). Perennials: astilbe, bleeding heart (Dicentra), bugbane (Cimicifuga), campanula, columbine (Aquilegia), coral bells (Heuchera), foxglove (Digitalis), goatsbeard (Aruncus), hellebore, daylily (Hemerocallis), hosta, Virginia bluebell (Mertensia pulmonarioides), fern, monkshood (Aconitum), phlox, primrose (Primula), lungwort (Pulmonaria), cardinal flower (Lobelia), Siberian iris, veronica Groundcovers (for that trailing, cascading look): ajuga, wild ginger (Asarum), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum ), epimedium, English ivy (Hedera helix), lamium, liriope, mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), pachysandra, spirea, vinca. Hope this gives you a few ideas!

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