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#34550 May 17th, 2005 at 10:17 PM
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I have this spot in front of my house, it gets absolutely NO sun during the day, whatsoever.
The spot is the first thing everyone sees when they come to my house, and it is SO ugly and bare! What would grow good there? I have some wizard coleus that needs a home, would it do okay?
Also, I have seen some really pretty rose begonia at a garden center, I wonder if that could be an option?

#34551 May 17th, 2005 at 10:42 PM
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#34552 May 17th, 2005 at 11:42 PM
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begonia's are full sun plants.

Lentil roses will grow in very deep shade conditions and they bloom in winter.

#34553 May 17th, 2005 at 11:45 PM
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hostas
bleeding hearts
astilbe

are all shade lovers that I have planted and are doing well.

#34554 May 20th, 2005 at 08:13 PM
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I have a shade garden out back where we cook out I have 3 beds & an antique metal tubs I grew nonstop rose begonias I had red, pink, white, yellow, & orange they were magnifencent they done great in the shade I even save the bulbs to replant this spring I also have bleedinghearts & one of my favorites is fernleaf bleedinghearts they come in red, pink, & white & not only is the folage very pretty but they start blooming as soon as they peep up out of the ground very earley in spring & bloom till frost I also have toadlilys & astilble & hosta I love my shade garden thats where I relax .all these plants are great. oh I cant forget my elephant ears. kit

#34555 May 21st, 2005 at 02:55 AM
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Awesome!! Thanks for all of the suggestions wink Now I have lots of motivation and inspiration!!!
Another question for Coleus owners:
Where is the best place for them? Do they need a litte sun, or none at all?

#34556 May 21st, 2005 at 11:17 AM
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Watch your coleus carefully at 50 degrees they will die. We are still getting some cold nights here. They will give better color and more compact plants if they get a little sun.


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