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Top 5 Hanging Baskets for Shade

April 04, 2017

A perfectly placed hanging basket filled with bountiful blooms can add a colorful touch to a front porch or bland garden spot.  Selecting the right plant for the right spot will ensure lasting color that spills out all season long.  There are plenty of colorful plants that love the low, filtered light of a tree-filled property or a shady corner of a screened porch.  If you have a spot that only gets morning sun…or no sun at all, here are some hanging basket suggestions for you:

Chenille Plant

This excellent shade plant is commonly used as a houseplant. Blooms non-stop all year round. Just deadhead fading flowers to have a florist quality jewel.

Fucshia

Bright, showy, pendulous flowers contrast nicely with the dark green foliage. Blooms throughout the summer and comes in a variety of pink, purple and white blooms.

Streptocarpella

A beautiful spring to fall blooming outdoor hanging basket with purple blooms.  The cascading flowers attract hummingbirds.

Bleeding Heart

The “classic” bleeding heart plant. Wonderful shade plant with heart shaped pink-red flowers hanging from arching stems.

Torenia

This lovely plant prefers morning sun and afternoon shade.  Flowers range in color from purple to white to yellow and last from spring until first frost. Upright & trailing varieties available.  Torenia is heat tolerant once established.  Some pruning may be required to keep flowering & shape.

These are just a few of our Fairview favorites for the spring and summer seasons.  Stop by and browse our greenhouses filled with beautiful blooms and pick your favorites from our many varieties.