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 Welcome to our directory of annuals that do well in shade.  If you want to design a garden, check out these garden design software options.

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 To learn more about each item in the gallery, click the toggle button below images to learn more about that plant/flower that provides key information (and in many cases an instructional video). Ordered A to Z.


Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)



Details

Common Name

Angel Wings

Scientific Name

Caladium bicolor

Type

Annual

Sub-Type

Houseplant

Sun

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Water

Moderate

Hardiness Zones

9 to 10

Soil pH

5.6 to 6.5

Flower Color

pink

Special Characteristics

Container, Easy to grow

Height at Maturity

12" to 24"

Video



Blue floss (Ageratum houstonianum)



Details

Common Name

Blue Floss

Scientific Name

Ageratum houstonianum

Type

Annual

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Full sun, Partial Shade

Water

Medium Moisture

Hardiness Zones

2 to 22

Soil pH

4.5 to 7.5

Flower Color

Blue, Pink, White

Special Characteristics

Deer resistant, Attracts Birds and Butterflies, easy-to-grow, Container

Height at Maturity

24" to 48"

Video



Bush violet (Browallia speciosa)



Details

Common Name

Bush Violet

Scientific Name

Browallia speciosa

Type

Annual

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water

Needs Moderate Moisture, Tolerates Wet Soil

Hardiness Zones

9 to 10

Soil pH

5.5 to 7

Flower Color

Purple-blue with white center

Special Characteristics

Container, Attracts hummingbirds

Height at Maturity

12" to 24"

Video



Buzzy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)



Details

Common Name

Buzzy Lizzy

Scientific Name

Impatiens walleriana

Type

Annual

Sub-Type

Houseplant, Groundcover

Sun

Full Shade

Water

Medium

Hardiness Zones

10 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 - 7.5

Flower Color

Pink, rose, red, lilac, purple, orange, white & bicolors

Special Characteristics

Container

Height at Maturity

6"-24"

Video



Coleus (Plectranthus Scutellarioides)



Details

Common Name

coleus

Scientific Name

Plectranthus scutellarioides

Type

Annual

Sub-Type

Houseplant

Sun

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Water

Medium

Hardiness Zones

10 - 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

Light Blue White. White, Inconspicuous/none

Special Characteristics

easy to grow, container

Height at Maturity

6" to 36"

Video



Flame nettle (Solenostemon or Coleus)



Details

Common Name

Flame nettle

Scientific Name

Solenostemon or Coleus

Type

Annual

Sub-Type

groundcover

Sun

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Moderate moisture

Hardiness Zones

4-10

Soil pH

5.25 to 6.75

Flower Color

Multicolor

Special Characteristics

Cut flowers, Easy to grow

Height at Maturity

24" to 48"

Video





If you’re looking for annuals that do well in locations that get some sun and are partly shady throughout the day, you’re in the right spot.

This is our main gallery in which these are the flowers we feature.

TIP: It’s important you actually know whether a particular spot is partly shady before running out and buying a bunch of annuals (which can add up in price).  The key is to monitor a particular garden throughout the day.  If it gets a few hours of sun and is shady the rest of the time, that’s what you’re looking for.

For each flower listed below, we provide some key information about each so be sure to check it out.  We hope this list of annuals helps with your garden planning.

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