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what plants are good to be potted for balcony with no sunlight

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any plants that can go into pots but can live in a shady position



You don't say whether you want permanent plants or summer and autumn bedding? Summer bedding would be busy lizzies, fuchsias, lobelia, begonia, pansies in the winter with ivies. I have to go out now, but I'll get back later with a list of permanent container plants that will tolerate shade, if that's what you want.

3 Jun, 2009


how about hardy ferns to add to bamboo's list, they will like the shade.
welcome to GoY too.

3 Jun, 2009


The first thing that came to my mind was Hostas. There are so many available, from dark blue-green (leaves) to green and white striped and even one with white leaves. There is even the benefit of flowers, although alot of people remove these and concentrate on the foliage. They come in all sizes too, so there will definitely be something to fit the bill.
The alternative name for Hosta is Funkia (the oldfashioned name) or Plantain Lily.
Enjoy your gardening!

3 Jun, 2009


Yes, hostas are on the list. Larger shrubs Fatsia, Fatshedera, Hydrangea (there's a specially nice variegated leaf lacecap one) and Hydrangea petiolaris if you want a climber, Kalmia, Sarcococca. All of these like damp soil. Then there's Elaeagnus, Ribes and Ruscus, which don't mind a bit of dry. Perennials, Anemone, Lamium, Primula, Astilbe, Rodgersia, Tiarella, Lysimachia, Heuchera, Hellebore. Is that enough to be going on with? You'll need to look them up for heights, etc.

3 Jun, 2009

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