12 Annuals that Do Well in Full Shade
When we set out to put together our gallery of annual flowers that like full shade, I thought there would be more than there is.
The fact of the matter, and it shouldn’t be much of a surprise, most flowers need some sun. On the flip side, full sun annuals are a surprising breed because flowers are delicate and full sun is a lot to tolerate.
Of course, don’t confuse a flower’s ability to thrive in full shade as necessarily wanting plenty of water or needing no water. Same thing with annuals that like full sun; chances are they need a lot of water.
Below is our list of annuals that like full shade. These are great flowers for those areas in your yard that never gets any sun such as under overhangs or those corners where the sun never reaches. For each listing we provide some key information about the flower an in many cases a how-to video as well.
Finally, there are some types of annuals and perennials where various strains have different tolerance levels for sun. Accordingly, you may see the same flower name in several of our flower galleries.
Table of Content
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- Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)
- New guinea impatiens (Impatiens Hawker)
- Coleus (Plectranthus Scutellarioides)
- Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica)
- Tuberous Begonia (Begonia Tuberhybrida)
- Wishbone Flower (Torenia fournieri)
- Rex Begonia (Begonia rex cultorum)
- Buzzy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)
- Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)
- Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus)
- Wishbone flower (Torenia Fournieri)
- Yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
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