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North facing, hanging baskets...

Postby keffy » Jun 10, 2013 10:17 pm

Hi everyone. I live on the 4th floor of a condo and have a few hanging baskets. I face north and have very little sunlight. I have tried plants that say they are for partial sun, but from how they have failed I think that's even a stretch.
Also, there is little protection from wind on my balcony so I can't have anything that grows too high.
Any suggestions for what I should try and grow? Annuals would be great, but I am up for any ideas.

Thank you!
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Re: North facing, hanging baskets...

Postby Countryboy » Jun 11, 2013 8:03 am

I'm pretty well shaded here but Impatiens have always worked. :)
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Re: North facing, hanging baskets...

Postby Tara » Jun 11, 2013 10:24 am

I don't want to tout the website, but we do have this container gardening article that has some shade plant suggestions for pots.

http://www.canadiangardening.com/garden ... ot/a/22216

Ferns would add some nice texture to a basket and you could experiment with different shades of green!
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Re: North facing, hanging baskets...

Postby Tara » Jun 11, 2013 10:50 am

Here are a few more:
Ferns
Caladiums
Impatiens
Tuberous begonias
Browallias
Boxwoods
Ivies
Deadnettles (Lamium)
Hostas
Shade-tolerant grasses
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Re: North facing, hanging baskets...

Postby Canadian Ent » Jun 11, 2013 9:43 pm

Countryboy wrote:I'm pretty well shaded here but Impatiens have always worked. :)


Impatiens for sure: I buy 10 flats of impatiens a year and put them in containers at the front and back of my home. They do exceptionally well in containers, provided you keep them well-watered.
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