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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: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
Jan 25, 2016 7:19 PM CST
The Begonias Database

I could not do without the dragon wing begonia for my garden although it is not a perennial in my area, I buy several pots of it to add lovely color to my shady places.

I also have used many of the other varieties of this great plant.

Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Jan 25, 2016 9:59 PM CST
Begonias are a wonderful plant. There are so many varieties to choose from. I love the flowering tuberous and Reiger begonias, the wax begonias and wouldn't be without the Dragon Wings in my summer hanging baskets. They are just so floriferous and make such a statement. A new begonia to me last year called Sparks Will Fly was lovely with its dark foliage and orange flowers. I also love the Rexes with their fantastic leaves and patterns. Basically, I haven't met a begonia that I didn't like, lol.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2018
Jan 25, 2016 11:09 PM CST
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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
Jan 26, 2016 12:30 AM CST
Love begonias. Lovey dubby

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