Annuals for Shade

Yes, there are flowers that will grow in mostly shade locations. These annuals are top performers in shady areas that receive indirect sunlight and patches of sunlight throughout the day. As always, we’re here to help! Come visit us and we’ll help you choose the right annuals for any location.


Impatiens bloom from spring to fall and are available in white, or shades of pink, orange and red.  Look for impatiens, double impatiens or New Guinea impatiens that bear a larger bloom.


These low-maintenance plants bear flowers that hang upside down, making them ideal for hanging baskets.  They are available in red, pink and purple.


Coleus is grown for its interesting foliage rather than colorful blooms.  There are hundreds of varieties available: large or small leaf, in shades of red, purple, green, streaked or spotted.  Grow different varieties of coleus together or mix them with tall annuals.

Sweet Potato Vine

Available in green or purple, Sweet Potato Vine is used for its foliage as a filler plant.  It grows quickly and will trail from hanging baskets, containers, or you can use it for an interesting ground cover.


Begonias have the diversity to be in hanging baskets, container plants or indoor houseplants.  The waxy, green or chocolate foliage is just as interesting as the blooms.