Need tall shade plants (annuals OK)

dowbright(z6 in Missouri)April 3, 2010

I need something I can start from seed that is about 3 ft. tall, but will be in full shade.

Can anybody help me out?

I've heard there are 3' coleus--but I sure haven't had any luck finding seeds.

ANY suggestions would be appreciated!


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dowbright(z6 in Missouri)

Hey--I was researching back in older posts and read that beebalm can do okay in shade. How bad is the invasion problem? The thread was filled with people who adore it--interspersed with people who wish they'd never met it--it took over their LIFE!

IF it does grow in shade, maybe the conditions would make it less happy, and it wouldn't go nuts on my.

I lived through an onslaught of mint. Never again.

Any ideas?


Here is a link that might be useful: Can BeeBalm be cut back?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 9:50PM
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Coleus Giant Leaf (mix) from Burpee is 3'.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 9:56PM
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dowbright(z6 in Missouri)

Ah! I guess I DID find one! I passed on it because this year I'm going with cooler colored flowers (and coleus). I'm mainly going with chocolate mint and watermelon coleus (approx. 12", I think).

But THANK YOU so much for the suggestion! It is truly appreciated. I think next year I may leave Burpee for one of the cheaper seed companies. From what I hear, people love their seedlings/when grown just as well.

But I'll ALWAYS get Burpee's 4th of July tomato. I've never found one better for our Missouri climate, amazingly early, endless production, and edible at one sitting-sized tomatoes. Dang, I love them. Unless, of course...they improve upon it!

Here is a link that might be useful: 4th of July tomatoes

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 11:49PM
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