Hanging baskets in shade

nicwillsnicwills Posts: 3

My front door only gets about two hours sunshine at the end of the day, but I'd love some really flowery hanging baskets there. Has anyone got any suggestions? I put lobelia there last year which gre great but I wanted bigger flowers if possible.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated.




  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    How about hanging fuchsias and or begonias, they both like shade but can put up with a bit of sun in the evenings.

    This might give you some ideas:



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,230

    Fuschias, they like shade and Busy Lizzies. I've heard there are ones now that don't get the Busy Lizzie fungus. Bedding begonias (fibrous rooted) are OK in shade. Possibly the big ones are too, not sure.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,230

    Snap, Sue!

  • holly100holly100 Posts: 2

    surfinias - impatiens - make a lovely long lasting show - still have mine in greenhouse thou 


  • nicwillsnicwills Posts: 3

    That's great everyone thank you very much. 

  • I would agree with Begonias, Fuchsias and Busy Lizzies. Any would make fantastic baskets

  • nicwillsnicwills Posts: 3

    Thanks very much for that 

  • Valley VivValley Viv Posts: 1

    Definitely trailing fuschias.  They're better with shade for part of the day.

  • auntie bettyauntie betty Posts: 208

    Also your ordinary pansies don't mind shade, especially the paler-coloured ones. Always worth stuffing a wee trailing ivy in there - variagated ones add worthwhile colour.

  • Calibrachea (Million Bells)

    Great display and they trail extremely fast full of colour ..


    All you need to do is water

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