Shown above is a winding border of sweet alyssum planted in front of evergreen foundation shrubs. The red flowers are impatiens, which are a shade-loving plant. Though this is a sunny location, the impatiens thrive in the shade created by the shrubs. Planting shade flowers in the shade of taller plants is one way to incorporate shade plants in a sunny location. The taller plants should provide shade from the higher heat of late afternoon.
Annual flowers less than 1 foot tall
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12 to 24 Inch annual flowers
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|Zinnia by Pan Krzyżówka, Wikimedia Commons|
6 Annual flowers for cutting, with best cultivar and height
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