long blooming shade flower for a border
I need your advice.
I have a border which is very much in shade much of the day. I am waffling between an annual plant for this border (e.g. some non "Walleriana" impatiens or coleus etc) or alternatively a shade perennial.
Last day while at a nursery I was drawn to the bold and bright colours of the heuchera "Paprika".
And although I am not a heuchera fanatic this one would for sure brighten up this shady border.
But if I do go say for 3 of them I will have them spaced out along the curved border but with a non heuchera, non hosta perennial/annual in between and on either end i.e 4 more plants. And I want this plant to have a flower, preferably non-white and be not too tall (less than 2 feet for sure) given that it is a front border. What flowering shade plant would you recommend? For example I thought of Ligularia "Bottle Rocket".
It would be nice to go for an annual for long continuous profuse flowering...impatiens would be perfect except I refuse to use "Walleriana" impatiens for the foreseeable future due to the continuing downy mildew problem.
I welcome your suggestions.
Here is a link that might be useful: Paprika Heuchera
This post was edited by rouge21 on Thu, May 2, 13 at 11:30