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Annuals for shade

Posted by jennypat Zone 3b NW MN (My Page) on
Fri, May 6, 11 at 21:56

I have a new neighbor who is renting the house next door. The flower beds are mostly shade, almost full shade. What kind of annuals would be good? She doesn't want to invest in perennials, as they won't be there for more than a year.

Thank you


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RE: Annuals for shade

I don't do much with annuals, but the shade ones I use every year are; Impatiens and Coleus. Others; Begonias, and Upright Fuchsia.


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RE: Annuals for shade

Thanks, most of those were my suggestions too, except for the fushsia I forgot about that one. She is quick, I mentioned the ones I thought would work. Then the next morning she had them planted! She is a young gal new to gardening, but loving it.


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RE: Annuals for shade

I don't grow many annuals anymore, but my fav wasn't mentioned - Browalia. It is the only annual blue for shade that I know. It comes in a tiny flowered ball shaped plant and a short upright. The gorgeous blue with 1' blooms sets off all the reds and greens.
gramma jan


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