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Vivid color in cool shade!

By: Garden Gate staff
Your shady spot just got so much more exciting! Fill your container with this simple pink-and-white plant combo for something stunning all summer long.

Container care doesn’t get much simpler than pairing up these two plants! Easy fuchsia and impatiens create an eye-catching mix of colors. And notice how full these plants look? Both are vigorous growers that fill out quickly, for high impact in a hurry.

Give this combo morning sun, with shade in afternoon heat. Besides part shade, both fuchsia and impatiens like moist, well-drained soil. Fuchsia is a heavier feeder, though, so plant into a larger nursery container and double pot it. This way, it’s easy to lift out when it’s time for a weekly dose of water-soluble fertilizer.

A) Fuchsia (Fuchsia hybrid Shadow Dancers® Violette)
Type Tender perennial (usually grown as an annual) Blooms Pink and purple bicolor blooms Light Part shade to full shade Size 8 to 12 in. tall and wide Hardiness Cold-hardy in AHS zones 9 to 10, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1

B) Impatiens (Impatiens Super Elfin™ White)
Type Tender perennial (usually grown as an annual) Blooms White from spring to fall Light Part sun to full shade Size 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide Hardiness Cold-hardy in AHS zones 9 to 11, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1

C) Impatiens (Impatiens Super Elfin™ Violet)
Type Tender perennial (usually grown as an annual) Blooms Violet pink from spring to fall Light Part sun to full shade Size 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide Hardiness Cold-hardy in AHS zones 9 to 11, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1

D) Impatiens (Impatiens Super Elfin™ Pink)
Type Tender perennial (usually grown as an annual) Blooms Pink from spring to fall Light Part sun to full shade Size 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide Hardiness Cold-hardy in AHS zones 9 to 11, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1

Interested in more shade container recipes? Check out A bold container for part shade.

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