A real showstopper with lustrous, wing-shaped foliage and bell-like blooms in shades of pink, white or red. Add color and texture to your beds and baskets with these popular beauties. The best part about these begonias is that they are durable, tolerate heat and humidity and can grow just about anywhere!
Top Shade Annuals
Also known as the Wishbone flower, these unique flowers are easily recognizable with their trumpet-shaped blooms and come in regal colors ranging from blues and purples to pinks and yellows. There are upright varieties that work well as bedding and border plants and trailing varieties that are perfect for containers. A favorite of hummingbirds, Torenias also great for providing color going into late summer and early fall.
Ferns are the perfect addition to any shade garden because there are so many to choose from and they’re incredibly easy to grow. The fronds add drama and vertical interest with their varying textures and colors. Larger varieties can act as anchors for larger shaded areas while smaller selections can be used to add a pop of color or define a border.
Perfect for adding long-lasting color in your shade garden. The combination of dark green shiny foliage contrasted with the larger-than-life blooms are sure to make an impression! To keep the party going, remove spent blooms to encourage rebloom and water with care to avoid getting the foliage wet.
Add elegance to your shade garden with Bridal Veil’s tiny white blooms on trailing vines. These hardy flowers are easy to grow provided that you keep them well-watered and protected from direct sun. Enjoy the beautiful blooms from mid-to-late summer. A great filler for containers and combination plantings.
The perfect trailing accent for your window boxes, containers and hanging baskets. The beautiful heart-shaped foliage comes in vibrant colors like lime green, purple, bronze, copper, or black. While traditionally used in containers, these colorful foliage plants should not be overlooked as a groundcover option.
Up the cute factor to your shady areas with these delightful spotted plants. Adorable foliage plants with speckled leaves in shades or red, pink, or white add a splash of color as a groundcover or in containers. They’re also a fun indoor plant!
Make your shady spots sparkle with Browallia’s endless flowers. Its tropical origins make it perfect for the summer heat as long as they are protected from direct sunlight. A true shade annual with blue, purple, or white blooms from mid-to-late summer. Use them in your containers, flower boxes and hanging baskets.
No matter what you are looking for, you will find it in a Coleus. Grown for their colorful foliage, Coleus come in never-ending supply of textures, sizes, shapes, and habits ideal for literally any situation. Let the larger varieties take center stage or choose a smaller or compact version to serve as an accent in your containers. Just keep them watered and they will thrive all season long. They love shade or sun!
Loved for its sweet fragrance and delicate blooms that last all summer long. These little gems bloom profusely making them the perfect edging plant or as a spiller for containers and hanging baskets.