Any suggestions for colorful annuals in the shade?

Dallastown, PA(Zone 6a)

I have a covered, wrap-around porch that faces the west. It doesn't really start to get any sun on the porch until about 3, maybe 4 o'clock in the afternoon. I know that impatiens do well in the shade, but if you look at my porch you'll see that I have a lot of space I'd like to fill and impatiens may start to look a tad repetitive ;)

Any ideas on other potted annuals to put out? I'd love your suggestions... Thanks!!!

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Near Lake Erie, NW, PA(Zone 5a)

Why not some coleus, they come in so many different colors, leaf shapes and sizes. They would make a big color splash.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I would suggest coleus also,many can tolerate sun.

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

Torenia http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/249/ and wax begonias http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/209/ do well in containers in partial shade. .

Windsor, CT(Zone 6a)

Fuchsia! Gartenmeister or Billy Green should be good. Or an "upright" type. You can let fuchsias go dormant in an unheated garage in zone 6, water them ocassionally, and they wake up in the spring. I do it every year.

Nemesia would also probably work. Or diascia.

You could also try Black & Blue salvia for something big & dramatic, I've seen it do ok in partial shade in pots.

Dallastown, PA(Zone 6a)

Thank you so much! You guys ROCK!!! I love Dave's Garden :)

North Pole, AK(Zone 1)

A previous post I made with suggestions:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7563162

Dallastown, PA(Zone 6a)

Thanks, Chocolatemoose! I had no idea that Clematis was shade tolerant :)

North Pole, AK(Zone 1)

I have some in a shade bed that gets late afternoon sun and they do fine....and, You're welcome!

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