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  • Gramma Rose

    Container Plants for the Shade: Grow Colorful Foliage -- This collection of troughs and pots relies on foliage shapes, sizes, and contrast for impact. If you don't want to grow tropical bulbs like these elephant's ears, grow your favorite houseplants in the shade instead! A.) Coleus (Solenostemon 'Inky Fingers'): 1 B.) Elephant ears (Alocasia amazonica ): 1 C.) Elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'): 1 D.) Hosta 'Pot of Gold': 1 E.) Sedge (Carex 'Beatlemania'): 1

  • Janet Ducharme

    Grow Colorful Foliage shade plants Grow Colorful Foliage This collection of troughs and pots relies on foliage shapes, sizes, and contrast for impact. If you don't want to grow tropical bulbs like these elephant's ears, grow your favorite houseplants in the shade instead! A. Coleus (Solenostemon 'Inky Fingers') -- 1 B. Elephant ears (Alocasia amazonica ) -- 1 C. Elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic') -- 1 D. Hosta 'Pot of Gold' -- 1 E. Sedge (Carex 'Beatlemania') -- 1

  • Jaime Abbiatti

    Amazing and dramatic container garden ideas

  • ღ Trudy Widlak ღ

    25 Container Garden Recipes for Shade. Shown: Grow Colorful Foliage

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Great combo for shade container by Susannah22. Wish they told the plants that are in this pot, it's beautiful!!!!

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Twist of Lime - Hakonechloa 'All Gold,' Xanthosoma 'Lime Zinger,' Heuchera 'Mahogany,' and Heuchera 'Lime Rickey.' Courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries.

I feel like I struggled with my shade planters this year. Using these plants as a template is a must for next year!