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Proven Winners | Catalina® Midnight Blue - Wishbone Flower - Torenia. Gorgeous! Could see this paired with Nonstop begonias and creeping jenny in a container!

Ruffles Copper Coleus is grown in containers and beds for its gorgeous foliage. Grown in part to full shade, it gets up to 18" tall. Hardy to 35•, it is a perennial in zones 10-11 and an annual everywhere else.

Angelonia - It's easy to grow and flowers profusely.. great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

Flowerbed Combination Ideas. Love the contrast here. This link gives tons of plant combos for sun vs. shade. Flower beds, containers, etc.

All of those empty spaces in your planting beds? Replace your fried flowers with these 25 High Heat Flowers For Hot Summer Areas!!

Petunias (Petunia) and million bells (Calibrachoa) are great plants for container gardens.

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Top Annual Plant Pairings

Make a Statement in Shade! Brilliant red 'Dragon Wing' begonias are the perfect backdrop for creeping 'Summer Wave Blue' wishbone flowers. Both of these shade loving plants flower profusely and grow great in beds, borders, and containers. Such beautiful flowers, love all of them!!

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20 colorful plants for shade gardens

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds.Great contrast color to plants and flowers.

This site is AWESOME. photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flower. One of the best I've seen.

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Top Shade-Loving Annuals

Bring elegance to your garden with fuchsias. These graceful plants bear gorgeous pendulous flowers, making them ideal for hanging baskets. The petal-filled blooms appear in a number of shades of red, pink, and purple, and some selections offer variegated foliage. So enjoy these beautiful flowers -- and the hummingbirds they invariably attract./

Begonia 'Pink Balcony'. Frilly, bright pink begonias. You'll get a nonstop display of single and double blossoms, each one with a slightly different combination of white, pink and rose. The cascading habit is perfect for hanging baskets and large planters. Each Blossom is Unique. Thrives in Light Shade. From Longfield Gardens.

Jack Frost Brunnera. One of my favorite plants for a shady flower bed. Lots of beautiful blue blooms in late spring & early summer.

Torenia: The series of Catalina and Summer Wave Torenia from Proven Winners make great part-shade color and mix well with other shade annuals. In hanging baskets, they add a trailing component as well as constant color through the summer.