What are the best flowers to put in window boxes in the shade?

What are the best types of flowers to put in window boxes that are mostly in the shade?
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  • Clare Price Clare Price on Jul 07, 2016
    Hi, for summer bedding then flowering plants are busy Lizzy (impatiens) and fuschia are great for shade, coleus have very colourful leaves also and for trailing over the edge is a small leaved yellow trailing plant that is also a perennial and I can't remember the name of it now sorry

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 07, 2016
    Caladiums,fuchsias,sweet potato vines,begonias,coleus.

    I would try Coral Bells. They work great in the shade. Mine only get about an hour of early morning sun and are thriving. they come in a lot of different colours of foliage, so they are colourful all summer. The flowers are on tall spikes, so they rise above the pretty leaves. Hostas also do very well in the shade.

  • Depends upon how big your planters are. If wide enough, I love the look of Persian Shield with pink and white Begonias. Or the green leaf red and white begonias with the beautiful purple foliage of Persian Shield is gorgeous. We are still dealing with downy impatience disease so stay away from this wonderful plant since the disease is airborn and stays in the soil up to 5-7 years. Caladiums make colorful options and pair well with smaller ferns and mini hostas. You can never go wrong with fuchsias and you might attract some hummingbirds for an added treat. Since it is summer, for abundant blooms to frost, begonias will give you the best flower blast.

  • Creeping Jenny does great also for spilling over planters.