low light flowers

Asked May 24, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

I need the name of outdoor flowers that can grow in low light. I have a east exposure and I loose direct sunight around 10:00, when it's a sunny day.

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A lot will depend on the type of soil you have, and which planting zone you live in. Here are some generalized lists of shade plants. I hope these help.

Foliage plants (annuals) for shade that hold their colour all summer include: coleus, caladiums, persian shield, polka-dot plant.

Flowering annuals include: begonia, lobellia, nicotiana (flowering tobacco), browallia.

Perennials include:
Lupine lupinus

Phlox paniculata

Excellent perennials that are also good pollinator plants are:
Basil - Ocimum
Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia
Currant - Ribes
Elder - Sambucus
Geranium - Sanguineum var. striatum (Cranes bill)
Goldenrod - Solidago
Joe-pye weed - Eupatorium
Hydrangea arborescens
Giant hyssop - Agastache
English lavender - Lavandula
Lungworts - Pulmonaria
Lupine - Lupinus
Oregon grape - Mahonia
Marjoram - Origanum
Phlox paniculata
Rosemary - Rosmarinus
Viburnum - opulus
Wallflower - Erysimum