Annual Plants For Morning Sun

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I am looking to get some annuals for planting in pots. they get morning sun, and I am in the denver area. what do you reccomend?

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Answer #1 · Joshua Christian's Answer · Hi Linda - There are many annuals you can plant in pots that like morning sun with shade in the afternoon. I like to mix it up a bit with both flowering and foliage annuals. I usually like to pick a plant that will be taller, and used as a centerpiece or background in the container, and then surround it with lower growing plants that contrast nicely with the centerpiece and will maybe cascade over the edge of the pot. Not sure what's really available in your area, but these are some of my fav's for morning sun:

For height: Caladiums, Kimberly Queen or some other fern, Magilla Perilla, Alternanthera 'Party Time', Dragonwing Begonias, Cast Iron Plant (love it, and it's perennial in zone 8), Angelwing Begonia, Sun Coleus, Draecena Spike (for a grassy texture)...just to name a few.

Lower growers: Annual Lobelias, Super Elfin Impatiens, Hypoestes, Sweet Potato Vines (love 'em), Torenias, ornammental Ivy (many varieties green or variegated), Begonias, Ivy Geraniums, cascading varieties of Coleus...just to name a few.

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