What flowers could I plant in containers for a garden with virtually no direct sunlight?

Question by Contrary Mary: What flowers could I plant in containers for a garden with virtually no direct sunlight?
My back garden only gets 2-3 hours sunlight in the morning, it is all paved and I’d like to have a “container garden” to add some colour, any suggestions? And what mixes well with what?
I live in England so no tropicals please!

Best answer:

Answer by butterfli
Calla Lilies are great container plants and come in a variety of colors not just the traditional white. Mine have thrived quite well in my virtually sunless yard. And if you take the containers inside during the winter, they won’t die back and you get blooms all year! If you prefer, Fairy lilies are also great!

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3 Comments/Reviews

  • wellaem says:

    a mix of impatiens would be lovely. they’re great in containers. also begonias

  • antiekmama says:

    Begonias will do fine and impatience, for leaves hosta is pretty nice too. Good luck soon you too will have a green thumb.

  • gypsy_cat 345 says:

    English weather is GREAT for lobelia! It loves shade and moderate temperatures. For a pretty mix, try some impatiens with vinca vine, asparagus fern and coleus (insignificant flowers but colorful foliage.) It’s best to avoid perennials in containers—they will quickly outgrow them. Hope this helps!

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