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Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

Hi all, I have a gap in a north west facing border, backed by a 5 foot fence.. so the ground level is in shade most on the day until late afternoon, but the top of fence is in sun most of day. I'm looking for a fast growing shrub, preferably which flowers in summer. I saw a Lavatera 'Barnsley' which would look lovely there, however it says it needs 'full sun'. Any ideas if it would work in the area I want it to? Is it likely to go leggy? or not flower? Otherwise, any other ideas for the spot? image


  • That is pretty, will be interesting to find out, might get this imageimageimage

  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    I hope all goes well as I planted 2 lavatera shrubs 2weeks ago in partial shade. Barnsley and mallow
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    My Lavatera is in a similar situation and flowers beautifully.  I cut it back to about a foot high every year and by the end of the summer it's about 6ft tall.


    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Think I will go ahead and try it then. Fingers crossed 


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  • Hello,I'm looking for tips/advice on planting in a shady area,I currently have a Tetrapanax Papyferex,ferns an Aconitum and Hellebore in that area,can you wise people please reccomend other plants that thrive in shade,that preferably also flower in summer?Many Thanks 
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