Colorful Plants for Shady Summer Gardens

Impatiens, coleus and begonias are ubiquitous with beautiful shady gardens. Here, more planting ideas for living color — even in the shade.

Luscious Color

Crape myrtles come in all sizes, including small shrubs, and bloom times vary considerably according to cultivar. Some start blooming in early July, and others continue through September. Crape myrtles have a fair degree of shade tolerance. This particular plant receives only a couple of hours of late-afternoon sun.

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