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Full-shade container plants, heat tolerant zone 8

Posted by CSemerad 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 15, 05 at 12:04

We have a large covered front door stoop that I would like to put container plants in to help fill it up. It gets no sun, southern facing, and is baking pretty much all day long. It is also a cement slab, which retains the heat. What plants would be good there? No cacti please. Ideally I would love to see some vines, something flowering, or trailing. Any help is greatly appreciated, I am a beginner at gardening.

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RE: Full-shade container plants, heat tolerant zone 8

I have good luck with purple heart and caladiums in situations like you describe. Some years the purple heart stays pretty all winter too.

RE: Full-shade container plants, heat tolerant zone 8

Coleus, calladium, tuberous begonias should work, but don't forget to water them even they'll be in a shade.

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