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06/05/2013 at 09:18

My front door only gets about two hours sunshine at the end of the day, but I'd love some really flowery hanging baskets there. Has anyone got any suggestions? I put lobelia there last year which gre great but I wanted bigger flowers if possible.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated.


06/05/2013 at 09:28

How about hanging fuchsias and or begonias, they both like shade but can put up with a bit of sun in the evenings.

This might give you some ideas:


06/05/2013 at 09:29

Fuschias, they like shade and Busy Lizzies. I've heard there are ones now that don't get the Busy Lizzie fungus. Bedding begonias (fibrous rooted) are OK in shade. Possibly the big ones are too, not sure.

06/05/2013 at 09:29

Snap, Sue!

06/05/2013 at 09:49

surfinias - impatiens - make a lovely long lasting show - still have mine in greenhouse thou 


06/05/2013 at 10:57

That's great everyone thank you very much. 

06/05/2013 at 19:39

I would agree with Begonias, Fuchsias and Busy Lizzies. Any would make fantastic baskets

09/05/2013 at 08:11

Thanks very much for that 

09/05/2013 at 21:37

Definitely trailing fuschias.  They're better with shade for part of the day.

10/05/2013 at 08:32

Also your ordinary pansies don't mind shade, especially the paler-coloured ones. Always worth stuffing a wee trailing ivy in there - variagated ones add worthwhile colour.

15/04/2015 at 12:13

Calibrachea (Million Bells)

Great display and they trail extremely fast full of colour ..


All you need to do is water

15/04/2015 at 13:28

Lofos Burgundy Falls, Petunias, sunflowers.

15/04/2015 at 14:25

Pete, the original poster hasn't posted since May 2013, but I expect the information will be useful for others.

12/07/2015 at 12:30


I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for any perennial plant I can put in a hanging basket in *deep* shade, I want some hanging baskets down the return which gets abolutely no direct sun at any time of the year. Apart from ferns and ivy (which I already plan to use a lot) can anyone else suggest something? I would like something trailing if possible. Many thanks in advance if anyone can give any advice!


12/07/2015 at 22:54

Louise I think you may get more response if you start a new thread for this, perhaps you have but I haven't looked yet.

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