Interesting plants for large container/full shade?

March 24, 2009

I've been busy moving things around in my garden, having finally accepted that the house isn't going to move to allow sun in certain areas. Sigh. We have two large containers by the front door - they may get a whisper of late afternoon sun but it's really a shady area. We want to put in something interesting, beautiful and maybe a bit cheeky - just as a little hat tip to our strict HOA....;-). Suggestions at a couple of places have been gardenia, firecracker plant, camelias, tea plant, leopard plant and calladiums...none if which have knocked my socks off. We'd be happy to train something up and around the doorway and can treat these as annuals or baby them when/if it gets cold.

Anything come to mind?

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