Stumped - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, Ca
Question by shauntayd
February 22, 2010
Hello
I would like to add plants to my small patio area. I live in Sacramento CA and my patio only gets about 4 to 5 hours of sun a day ( a lot of shadows).Can you let me know the best plants to get started? I would like to use potted plants because my patio is mostly concrete. I like big dramatic plants and some flowers for color. Thanks!


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Answer from NGA
February 22, 2010

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Most plants will adapt to growing containers so your only restriction will be finding plants that grow well in partly sunny/partly shady conditions. Some to consider include columbine, alstroemeria, acanthus, foxglove, hosta, agapanthus, Black-Eyed Susans (rudbeckia hirta); Clary Sage (Salvia scalerea); Purple Coneflower (Echinacea;) Yarrow (Achillea;) 'Autumn Joy' or 'Vera Jameson' Sedum; 'Stella D'Oro' Daylilies (Hemerocallis 'Stella D'Oro'). You can fill in bare spaces by planting colorful annuals such as lobelia and impatiens. Enjoy your colorful garden!

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