Shade Loving Plants as Seen on KDKA’s PTL
There are lots of choices for the shade garden besides impatiens (the doubles are cool though).
Here’s a list of plants we talked about on Pittsburgh Today Live that will enjoy some time out of the sun.
One of my favorites are caladiums. They are grown for their colorful foliage. They are perfect as the centerpiece for a container. they come in white, reds, pinks and lots of variegated versions of all three.
Begonia ‘Gryphon’ has been a winner in my garden for the last couple seasons. The star shaped bronze and green leaves are a show stopper.
Coleus is a great annual for the shade garden. The foliage plant is available in a variety of colors, and will thrive all season.
Torenia is a great substitute for impatiens. They love shade and bloom all summer.
There are perennial plants that enjoy the shade too.
I love hostas, there are so many different shapes and sizes. They are indestructible, beautiful and will spread with time.
Ligularia is a great species for shade. ‘The Rocket’ stands three feet tall, filled with yellow flowers that light up any dark corner of the garden.
Take some time and walk around your favorite nursery or garden center and look for some shade plants. You’ll be surprised and the variety of plants that are available.
I bought all the plants I used on the show from Hahn Nursery in Ross. they are located at Babcock and Three Degree Rd., 412-635-7475.