Return to the Gardening in Shade Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Need tall shade plants (annuals OK)

Posted by dowbright z6 in Missouri (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 3, 10 at 20:41

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!

Paula


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Need tall shade plants (annuals OK)

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?

Thanks,
Paula

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


 o
RE: Need tall shade plants (annuals OK)

Coleus Giant Leaf (mix) from Burpee is 3'.


 o
RE: Need tall shade plants (annuals OK)

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


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Gardening in Shade Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here