What can I plant on the side of my house that gets about 1 hour of sun

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Between the trees & location of the house, there is no sun that reaches the flower bed.

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  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 05, 2018
    Hostas, Astibile, coral bells.
  • Betty Betty on Apr 05, 2018
    Hostas they multiply also iris do well impatient do well but will not come back next year .
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 05, 2018
    Hostas do great, mine hardly get any sun and some none and they do great. Anything that is good for shady areas should work without a problem, if you look, there really are a lot of them.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Apr 05, 2018
    Hostas do well with little sun and there is a large variety of them from which to choose. There are varigated ones as well as a few that bloom. Check with your local nursery and look at the tags they put in each pot, it will tell you which ones need very little sunlight. Hope this helps.
  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Apr 05, 2018
    Depending on your zone, you can sometimes grow plants that normally need more sun elsewhere. For example, I am in zone 8-9 and my impatiens and begonias do much better under my carport then on the patio in the sun.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Apr 05, 2018
    Instead of a flower bed, why not put in a Rock bed. Put down some straw and add some large rocks, smaller rocks in groups, a bird bath and some of those colorful, decorative grasses. Your nursery should have several varieties.
  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 05, 2018
    I agree, there are so many varieties of Hostas. Begonias, Dead Nettle, Bleeding Heart, and of course, ferns:) One way to remember the difference between perennial and annual plants is really easy. PERennials are PERmanent. Annuals? Well, you'll buy them this year Ann-you'll buy them again next year:)