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Do you have a balcony
in the shade? 

 

what plants should we
plant on the balcony.

 

Flowers for a shady balcony

 

 

There are quite a few plant species that prefer shade or partial shade to the scorching sun. Among them are flowering plants and plants with colorful leaves.

 We can create a beautiful composition from them or choose plants of a given species or color

 

When we arrange a sunny balcony, we have a lot of beautiful plants to choose from. A more difficult task awaits us when our terrace is not bathed in the sun and stays in partial shade for most of the day. However, a shady balcony can also be beautifully decorated with plants.

 

There are quite a few plant species that prefer shade or partial shade to the scorching sun. Among them are flowering plants and plants with colorful leaves. We can create a beautiful composition from them or choose plants of a given species or color.

 

The bulbous begonias will certainly work well in the semi-shaded position. 

Their fleshy shoots and delicate leaves, very poorly tolerate the full sun, through which they can be heavily damaged. In partial shade they look much healthier and bloom much better. Among many varieties there are plants with white, yellow, pink, red and two-colored flowers. Most often they are full, and their petals can have fancifully wavy and wrinkled edges.

 

Impatiens endure the sun too badly. Exposed to such conditions, they quickly cease to bloom, and their leaves fade and become dull. The best place for them is partial shade or even greater shading, where they will be able to fully present their beautiful and colorful flowers, developing from spring to late autumn. Their colors are expressive and strong (red, pink, magenta, purple, salmon and two-colored), which beautifully contrasts with the vivid green of smooth leaves.

The most common are Sultan and New Guinea impatiens, which have slightly different appearance (especially leaves), but the requirements are similar.

 

Beautiful fuchsia called ułanki are also suitable for partial shade. Their varieties are huge, so you can't complain about the small selection. There are large and small plants here, with one or more often two-colored flowers, occurring in red, white, pink, lilac, purple, and their various combinations and shades. They can also have erect habit or overhanging shoots. Varieties with long shoots are ideal for hanging baskets and pots.
Fuchsias, however, do not tolerate dryness and do not tolerate heat very well. You can winter them, but you have to move them to a cool room.

 

 

On the semi-shaded balcony, the Cape Lobelia will feel very good. They are relatively small, but they bloom profusely and can have different flower colors - from almost dark blue, through other shades of blue, pink, white, purple, and also - two-colored. Despite the delicate appearance, they are durable and bloom very long, until frost.

Lobelia, like fuchsias, can have erect habit or dangling shoots. It is worth considering this when planting plants - those with dangling shoots should be planted from the edge of the pot and in hanging containers.

 

On the semi-shaded balcony, the Cape Lobelia will feel very good. They are relatively small, but they bloom profusely and can have different flower colors - from almost dark blue, through other shades of blue, pink, white, purple, and also - two-colored. Despite the delicate appearance, they are durable and bloom very long, until frost.

Lobelia, like fuchsias, can have erect habit or dangling shoots. It is worth considering this when planting plants - those with dangling shoots should be planted from the edge of the pot and in hanging containers.

 

If we have a little more space, we can also have garden hydrangeas in pots on the semi-shaded balcony. They delight with beautiful and colorful inflorescences. They are perennial and can be wintered, but you need to move into the room

 

On shaded balconies, we can also grow plants that are decorated with leaves.
Of course, the funk comes out of the hosta and its magnificent, large, oval, often two-colored leaves (white-green or green-yellow), occurring in a huge number of varieties. Funkie grow well in partial shade, but they do not like overdrying, so regular watering in their case should not be forgotten.

Funkie are very diverse in terms of colors and patterns of leaves, but also in size - we choose smaller varieties for the balcony. These plants are perennials. In large pots, protected from frost, they can winter on the balcony

 

Ivy, especially varieties whose leaves have a green color, will cope well in underexposed places. Speckled plants need slightly more light. Ivies are undemanding and not particularly sensitive to water shortages or bad weather conditions.

 

Shaded balcony or terrace, promotes the occurrence of fungal diseases. Especially in warm and humid summers, in sheltered positions, they can be a big nuisance for us and our plants. Therefore, you need to closely watch plants from this angle and react quickly after noticing the first symptoms of the disease. The decisive action (spraying with antifungal preparations) gives us a good chance to reduce or even eliminate the developing infection.
We will also reduce the risk of fungal diseases if we do not plant the plants too densely and we do not soak their leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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