P Kirkpatrick
P Kirkpatrick
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  • Saint Joseph, MO
Asked on May 14, 2013

What type of fern can I put in my urns on the east covered porch l

360 Sod (Donna Dixson)P KirkpatrickDouglas Hunt
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only morning sun loves hanging boston but want to put something in my urns that are not messy but shade loving and makes a huge front door impact
6 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 14, 2013

    Why not consider something other than a fern, like a shade-loving ornamental grass like Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold," or hosta, which would add some great sculptural presence to your urns. Plus, both of those have the advantage of being able to be planted in your garden in the fall.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 15, 2013

    Macho fern is a great showy fern, but it is messy. I don't think there is a mess-free Fern.:)

  • P Kirkpatrick
    on May 15, 2013

    my boston ferns are not messy :) thank you Douglas for the hosta I like that idea...now for color :)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 16, 2013

    Add some coleus for a punch of color.

  • P Kirkpatrick
    on May 16, 2013

    will the coleus do ok in the shade I usually plant them in full sun

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 16, 2013

    There are shade coleus that will do great.

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