We planted a shade display garden here on the farm up near our retail greenhouse so that the customer coming in could get some ideas. I took some pictures to show you and explain why I think they are great.
Impatiens are a must for shade beds. I like the orange-purple combinations the best. The Dragon Wing Begonias in the front look awesome with their glossy green leaves and are accent by the hardy fern in the back ground and the margarite ipomoea in the front right.
Bonfire Begonia planted in a hollow log. Bonfires are not suited to planting in landscapes and need to be planted in patio pots or hanging baskets so that they can hang down and show off their bright orange blooms.
Fanfare Orange Trailing New Guinea Impatiens are probably the best impatiens to use in a landscape. They are tough, drought resistant and can tolerate more sun that other impatiens. Plus, their trailing habit really spreads out and gets showy.