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Old 04-02-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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I need to get some flowers for a planter on my porch which is in the shade completely. I tried a Hibiscus last year, had moderate success, did geraniums and the beautiful daisy years gone by with no success. So thoughts?
Hydrangea? Fern? Begonia?

I really want some color though and would rather do just one type of flower rather than an assortment...I am in Georgia.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Impatiens?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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Coleus?

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Begonias or Impatients. Both will do well in shade. What you mentioned so far are all sun loving plants that wouldn't do well in shade.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Impatients and coleus are good choices. But if you mean shade on the north side of the house, they will not do to well and will become 'leggy'. They want shade but in strong light, possibly with a little morning sun. Impatients will need watering almost every day. Pinch 'flowers' off Coleus.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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It is the Nprth side of the house...so what do you recommend?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Our hibiscus blooms beautifully on the north side of our place.
Don't forget caladiums!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I second Impatiens. There are also the New Guini (sp?) Impatiens variety which tend to be a bit larger. The come in vivid colors. I may be mistaken but Hydrangea probably wouldn't do well in a container. I also include bacopa with my window boxes and hanging plants to give them a softer look. You can get it in white and lavender.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Definitely put in some impatiens. I plant them in beds on the north side of my house, as well as containers. I love geraniums, but in my experience they do better in the sun.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina
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I know you asked for flowers, but I have to say my favorite plant for shade is caladium. Their leaves are so gorgeous, who needs flowers? They are easy to grow in containers, and you can dig and store the tuber for next year's planting.
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